New street trees planned for Dan Hoey and Kensington in Dexter
Ann Arbor Landscape was unanimously chosen for a two-year contract for street trees in the Village of Dexter Monday night.
This year, the village plans to purchase about 15 street trees that will be planted primarily along Dan Hoey Road and Kensington Street, two of the “most highly traveled streets within the village,” according to a memo from Allison Bishop, community development manager.
About 34 trees were lost during the tornado, Bishop said.
Village staff plan to contact the state regarding potential grant funds to assist with replanting efforts.
“There may be additional services recommended this fall to restore street trees lost on Second and Huron Streets upon completion of the clean-up efforts,” she said.
The tree board’s management plan goals “are to plant trees along the major corridors of the village and then transition to secondary roads.”
The village has worked with Ann Arbor Landscape for the last five years, Bishop said. The village has “seen a remarkable tree survival rate and has been satisfied with the level of service” provided by the company, she added.
The contract would not exceed $7,000 in both 2012 and 2013.
“A multi-year contract is recommended given the contractor’s willingness to hold pricing for two contract seasons” and the success the village has had with the company, Bishop said. The contract includes about 15 street trees and 15 resident "cost-share participants" each year. Among the varieties that will be offered are sugar maple, thornless honeylocust, hackberry, Kwanzan cherry and Winter King hawthorn.
Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more Dexter stories, visit our Dexter page.