City conducting survey regarding Ann Arbor's first urban forest management plan
Kerry Gray, urban forestry and natural resources planning coordinator, said the survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and is an attempt to get initial input from the public before beginning the development plan.
"We will continually involve the public as we move along in the process," she said.
The plan is expected to provide a framework for the city to effectively manage the urban forest as a community asset, consistent with the values and needs of Ann Arbor residents.
City officials say Ann Arbor’s city-managed urban forest provides $4.6 million in benefits each year to the city and its residents. The plan is intended to help maintain a sustainable urban forest that maximizes those benefits.
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