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City Survey for Urban Forest Management Plan

The City's Forestry department is in the process of updating the Urban & Community Forest Management Plan first adopted in 2014. An online public survey is now available:


City Forestry Department webpage:

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/forestry/Pages/default.aspx


The City's website above links to this "A2 Urban Forest Management Plan Update" website:

https://ann-arbor-urban-forest-management-plan-update-smithgroup.hub.arcgis.com/


From that page, there is a survey available:

https://ann-arbor-urban-forest-management-plan-update-smithgroup.hub.arcgis.com/pages/survey

 

From the survey:

A2 Urban Forest Management Plan Survey

The City of Ann Arbor first adopted an Urban Forest Management Plan in 2014, recognizing the environmental, economic, and social importance of the city's tree canopy while developing strategies to maintain its health and resilience.


Now, an update to the plan will re-engage Ann Arbor residents in envisioning the future of the urban & community forest. Your answers to the following questions will help us update the set of recommendations and establish a strong foundation for the future.


For the purpose of this survey, "public trees" refer to all trees located on publicly-managed property, such as street trees and park trees.