The Trees of Tree Town
But Gallup fears that "the forest service in Ann Arbor is slowly disappearing, and the city is not concerned. My father was superintendent of parks, city forester, and manager of the airport, and he had direct contact with city council. Now there are a couple of layers between them, and they're not knowledgeable."
Whether they're knowledgeable or not, so far the current council hasn't been overly curious about the coming plan. "I have not received a high volume of questions from council members about this topic or draft recommendations," writes Gray in an email.
Paul Bairley has a different fear: "I just hope we get the support we used to have to make sure at least the major goals of the plan can be realized over time. My big worry is they'll say: 'Nice plan, but we can't afford it.'"