- Chelsea debates need for tree board - 'Tree City USA' status requires one (Ann Arbor News, 12/20/07)
I'm not sure what to make of this. I am a strong proponent of environmental initiatives, but also an opponent of making day to day operations more complicated. I get a little impatient with the time and cost of meetings and paperwork involving "ordinances" and "proclamations" -- especially when the benefits are attributes like "image" and "pride". I'll be interested to follow this story and learn more about how this will benefit our city.
More information about Tree City USA can be found on the Arbor Day Foundation website. Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline and some of our other neighbors in Washtenaw County have already earned this designation.