Virginia Park tree planting project organized by the Ann Arbor Tree Conservancy
A group of about 50 Virginia Park neighborhood residents, with the help of students from Slauson Middle School and volunteers from the Ann Arbor Tree Conservancy, planted about 50 trees in 4 hours on Nov. 7. I wasn't there to enjoy it, but Sue Perry sent a photo.
The project was a successful conclusion to the concerns expressed by neighborhood residents about the removal of maple trees in their neighborhood, as seen in this June 2009 Ann Arbor News story.Â Since that story, the city has published a complete tree inventory of all municipal trees, showing where they are, what condition they are in, and what recommended routine maintenance is suggested. Included in this tree inventory is a spreadsheet with every tree on every street - very useful if you are hunting for a gingko or an apple tree to admire or snack from.
Kerry GrayÂ of the City of Ann Arbor Forestry Department did almost all of the city coordination for the project, which was a pilot project.