The Ann Arbor Tree Conservancy began as a small group of concerned residents in the westside neighborhood of Virginia Park. In early spring of 2009 the city began removing a number of large and healthy street trees along Virginia, Charlton, Abbott, and other nearby streets. In addition, much of the canopy along the entire length of Virginia Avenue was removed. This severe pruning significantly altered the beauty of the streetscape, and may likely affect the short and long-term health of the trees. These practices have been occurring in many neighborhoods across Ann Arbor.
Web site last updated: 07/27/12