Urban Forestry Maintenance
The trees that line the streets of Traverse City lack many of the biological advantages enjoyed by forest trees. Trees growing in an unnatural, stress filled environment require intensive and systematic maintenance. In addition to planting, trees must be given supportive services to prolong and intensify their usefulness. Urban forest maintenance in Traverse City is the carrying out of practices necessary for reasonable health, vigor and compatibility with the urban environment. Maintenance involves all practices between planting and removal.