Ann Arbor Michigan’s very name stems from the trees and shrubs that can be found year round within its boundaries. It is no wonder this city ended up with the nickname “Tree Town” when this small town of only around 28 square miles of land includes approximately 100,000 trees and other plants.

Winter Can’t Keep the Arborists at Bay

Traditional winters in the United States consist of bare tree branches and an overall general gloom of vegetation that have died off until the spring. Not to mention the arborists across the continent who now have less work to take care of the trees are usually in rut through the winter also. Ann Arbor however has a variety of shrubs and other plants that live through the winter, making this city a place to visit year round. Some of the foliage you can see alive and will in the dead of winter includes, redbuds, honey locust, bladdernuts, and the gymnocladus diocia.

The University of Michigan can be found in this quaint little city, keeping the arborists and botanists on the cutting edge of technology and innovation to help keep this city at the forefront of natural beauty and quality care. This University is one of the top public schools in the country and provides an education to the local residents and those from out of state that is hard to match. The plants the arborists care for help provide a natural and refreshing environment that is perfect for everyone from the young family to the young at heart.

If a Tree Falls in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has so many shrubs that are native to the countryside that there is no need to import any others. That doesn’t stop people from trying to bring in plants that are not native to the city, but none can compare to the beauty of the natural foliage.

It’s not all fun and games all the time. Not only do arborists have work year round, sometimes they have more work than they can handle. The thickness of the natural foliage requires constant trimming, caring for, and marinating, especially towards the end of winter when the snow starts to melt and runoff water starts brining more plants to life. Every year many volunteers even come out to cut back honeysuckle, buckthorn, and other shrubs that have become invasive and taken over the streets of the city.

Tree Town brings a whole new meaning to the go green movement, being a city that is already covered in green . . . plants that is. Ann Arbor, Michigan has such a beautiful, healthy and stable ecosystem that is no shock that it attracts tourists from around the world who want to find a place to enjoy life, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. So what are you waiting for? Come see the beauty of Tree Town today!