For years, Sterling Heights has given lip service to our designation as a 'Tree City."
The City Council must do more to protect and improve our Tree Canopy in the city.
That's why on Council, I have proposed a 'Street Tree' reforestation program to help plant new trees in our cities to replace the ones that have been lost to emerald ash borer and dutch elm disease.
I believe the city should devote $500,000 a year to planting new trees in neighborhoods. This is a drop in the bucket of our annual city budget of $252M, but would improve our city's image and property values, and our tree canopy.