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What do you think the top urban forest (tree) priorities should be today?

199 registered responses


How much do you support recommendation 1?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 95.9% 189
Neutral 3.6% 7
Do not support 0.5% 1

How much do you support recommendation 2?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 90.5% 180
Neutral 7.5% 15
Do Not Support 2.0% 4

How much do you support recommendation 3?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 84.9% 169
Neutral 9.0% 18
Do Not Support 6.0% 12

How much do you support recommendation 4?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 62.6% 124
Neutral 26.8% 53
Do Not Support 10.6% 21

How much do you support recommendation 5?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 93.9% 186
Neutral 4.0% 8
Do Not Support 2.0% 4

How much do you support recommendation 6?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 85.9% 171
Neutral 12.1% 24
Do Not Support 2.0% 4

How much do you support recommendation 7?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 81.4% 162
Neutral 14.1% 28
Do Not Support 4.5% 9

How much do you support recommendation 8?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 61.3% 122
Neutral 31.7% 63
Do Not Support 7.0% 14

How much do you support recommendation 9?

Response Percent Response Count
Support 91.4% 181
Neutral 5.1% 10
Do Not Support 3.5% 7

Please select the top three recommendations that you think are most important.

Response Percent Response Count
Support proactive tree maintenance of Ann Arbor’s publicly managed trees 59.2% 116
Develop and implement a comprehensive program to evaluate, monitor, and address risks and threats to Ann Arbor’s urban forest 47.4% 93
Ensure regulations, best management practices, guidelines & partnerships are in place to support tree canopy growth, protection, & preservation 29.6% 58
Develop and implement a strategy to maximize investment and resources to meet Ann Arbor’s desired level of service for urban forestry maintenance, management, and programs 21.4% 42
Develop an annual city-wide tree planting plan that prioritizes areas with low and aging canopy cover and high equity need 49.5% 97
Develop and implement a program to regularly update city tree data and review the Urban Forest Management Plan to evaluate and measure progress 12.8% 25
Engage, encourage, and support active participation by residents, neighborhoods, property owners & partner organizations in tree planting & care 31.1% 61
Develop and implement an urban wood utilization program for the City of Ann Arbor 10.2% 20
Ensure there is adequate City staff and resources to implement the recommendations and action items of the Urban Forest Management Plan 35.7% 70

Do you have ideas for other recommendations, suggestions for plan targets/measurable metrics or anything else about Ann Arbor’s trees you would like to share?

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Recommendation 1: Support proactive tree maintenance of Ann Arbor’s publicly managed trees

Example actions:

Continue to support the budget line item for tree pruning

Develop a young tree maintenance checklist

Recommendation 2: Develop and implement a comprehensive program to evaluate, monitor, and address risks and threats to Ann Arbor’s urban forest

Example actions:

Plan for pests

Create risk management strategy

Develop a storm response plan

Recommendation 3: Ensure regulations, best management practices & partnerships are in place to support the sustainable and equitable growth, protection, & preservation of Ann Arbor’s tree canopy.

Example actions:

Update tree ordinance

Increase staff for enforcement

Improve city department communication

Prioritize space for trees in development

Recommendation 4: Develop and implement a strategy to maximize investment and resources to meet Ann Arbor’s desired level of service for urban forestry maintenance, management, and programs

Example actions:

Investigate carbon financing

Communicate needs and values

Recommendation 5: Develop an annual city-wide tree planting plan that prioritizes areas with low and aging canopy cover and high equity need.

Example actions:

Use tree canopy data to help prioritize planting

Update tree canopy assessment

Recommendation 6: Develop and implement a program to regularly update city tree data and review the Urban Forest Management Plan to evaluate and measure progress

Example actions:

Analyze data and keep updated

Regularly update street and park tree inventory and tree canopy assessment

Create Annual State of the Urban Forest report

Recommendation 7: Engage, encourage, and support active participation by residents, neighborhoods, property owners & partner organizations in tree planting & care.

Example actions:

Develop Outreach and engagement plan

Expand Citizen Pruner program

Partner with the Office of Sustainability and Innovation and other city departments

Recommendation 8: Develop and implement an urban wood utilization program for the City of Ann Arbor.

Example actions:

Partner with Urban Ashes

Pilot a wood utilization program

Recommendation 9: Ensure there is adequate City staff and resources to implement the recommendations and action items of the Urban Forest Management Plan

Example actions:

Review plan to identify needs

Choose at most 3 options

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