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Posted on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

New street trees planned for Dan Hoey and Kensington in Dexter

By Lisa Allmendinger

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 She can be reached at For more Dexter stories, visit our Dexter page.



Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 10:40 a.m.

Good for the Village. But 34 trees? We lost more than that in our yard alone. Wonder if the Township has plans to replant some trees. Drive down Dexter-Pinckney and Carriage Hills and see there are few trees left.


Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 12:12 p.m.

Might be the difference between the "Village" and the "Township", but you are 100% on target. Also the Farm on the South side of N.Territorial just before Toma (ish) area had way more than 34 trees wiped out, just in the front (lining the road) of their property. Maybe there is a green program all the residents can apply to? ALSO - have had many many calls recently about mandatory inspections of roofs, but not by our insurance company, some outside firm who claims its free. We escaped ALL damages, they seem like con artists won't take no for an answer - told them if they step foot on my property, be prepared to meet my dogs who tend to not like it when I am upset by strangers!