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Seeking Public Comment: Draft Tree Policy

By November 6, 2020Articles

The Washtenaw County Board of County Road Commissioners is seeking public feedback on a draft tree policy. This draft was developed after consulting staff and legal counsel, reviewing existing practices, and surveying other road agencies, townships and cities.

There are three ways to provide comment on this draft:

  1. Click here to complete an online comment form.
  2. Attend a virtual public meeting on December 3 at 6:30 p.m.. Click here to join the meeting.
  3. Mail comments to WCRC, RE: Draft Tree Policy, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Please submit all comments by Friday, December 18, 2020.

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Background

In 2019, WCRC’s board directed staff to create a comprehensive tree policy to clarify current practices and provide clear guidance regarding trees in the road right-of-way. The topics of trees and general environmental stewardship were discussed at multiple virtual WCRC working sessions this fall. The meeting recordings are below.

October 20 Working Session

Discussion with WCRC’s board on the draft tree policy.

September 15 Working Session

Discussion with board on current policies and practices regarding trees along the road.

August 18 Working Session

Overview of WCRC’s environmental stewardship efforts.