Stories indexed with the term ‘pruning’

DDA OKs $100K for Sidewalks, Trees

Tree maintenance and sidewalk repairs in downtown Ann Arbor will get $100,000 of support from the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority as a result of board action taken at its July 2, 2014 meeting.

The work will include repairs like displaced bricks and uneven sidewalk flags, as well as pruning of trees.

The money to pay for the work will be drawn from tax increment finance (TIF) revenue, which the DDA is authorized to capture under state statue.

The project was recommended by the DDA’s operations committee. The board vote was unanimous.

This brief was filed from the DDA offices, 150 S. Fifth Ave., Suite 301, where the DDA board holds its meetings.

“Tree Town” Gets $50K USDA Grant for Pruning

At least 100 large trees in Ann Arbor’s public right-of-way will be pruned with a $50,000 grant from the USDA Forestry Service. The city council authorized the receipt of the grant at its Dec. 16, 2013 meeting

The pruning program would target those trees in the public right-of-way that are most in need of pruning (Priority 1). The initiative is also focused on the larger of the city’s street trees – those bigger than 20 inches in diameter. Those are the trees that have the greatest impact on the mitigation of stormwater.

According to the staff memo accompanying the resolution, the city of Ann Arbor has over 46,600 street trees, counting street trees and those in parks. According to the staff memo: … [Full Story]

Main & Liberty

Tree pruners at work from Main down to Ashley on south side of Liberty. [photo] This appears almost certainly to be the result of the Downtown Development Authority board decision three days ago on July 3 to allocate $50,000 for sidewalk and pedestrian issues, which included removal of dead trees and pruning of live trees.