G.R. tree planting launches NeighborWoods Month activities

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — You might think of spring as planting time, but for trees and bushes, fall is ideal.

In Grand Rapids Tuesday afternoon, the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks group, with the help of the city, was out planting trees throughout the community.

October is considered “National NeighborWoods Month,” and this was just one of hundreds of re-greening efforts across the country.

Tuesday, volunteers planted 37 trees at Pleasant Park on the city’s southeast side.

There are more tree planting events in Grand Rapids this month:

  • October 11th at Butterworth SW and Straight SW 9:00a – 12:00p (15 trees)
  • October 14th at Crescent NE and Alfred NE 4:30p – 7:00p (6 trees)
  • October 14th at Charles SE and Sherman SE 4:30p – 7:00p (6 trees)
  • October 25th at Riverside Park 9:00a – 12:00p (30 trees)
  • October 29th at Lincoln Park 4:30p – 7:30p (15 trees)

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is looking for volunteers to help. The group provides the tools, trees, and training.

Plantings take place rain or shine, so volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather.

If you help, you’re also encouraged to bring your own bottle of water, a small snack, and work gloves.

Those interested in volunteering can find out more at www.friendsofgrparks.org/events.



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