Volunteers celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Planting

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, and the Garfield Neighborhood Association are celebrating Arbor Day with two tree plantings in the neighborhood area surrounding Garfield Park for a total of 85 trees.  The first planting, coordinated with the Garfield Neighborhood Association, is on Thursday, April 23rd from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  Volunteers will be replacing trees on Burton St along Garfield Park that were lost due to road construction a few years ago.  On Arbor Day, Friday, April 24th, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, an estimated 160 volunteers will plant street trees throughout the adjacent neighborhood north of Burton.  These trees will be planted to improve tree diversity and beautify the neighborhood’s streets, helping our community to reach our 40% tree canopy goal.
If you would like to join us in celebrating Arbor Day, please meet us at the Garfield Park Lodge in Garfield Park at 1pm.

 A big thanks goes out to the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan’s 49507 project and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation for their support in the Arbor Day Plantings and of the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project.  Tree celebrations and plantings like these are made possible because of generous donations and contributions from all of our partners and our friends!

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