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AWTT: Mary Waters Park – with BBQ and Beautify

July 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 11 – Mary Waters Park, happening with Mary Waters Park BBQ & Beautify

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.
During this AWTT we will prune trees we planted a few years ago to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature.
No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.

You’re welcome to show up late or leave early; work as much as you want. Every bit helps. We’ll wrap up around 7:30pm.

WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our lovin’!
WHERE: Mary Waters Park , 1042 Lafayette Ave NE
WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
WHY: City trees need love. Trees should be pruned every 3 to 5 years, yet the majority of street trees are pruned only every 10 to 12 years. This increases the risk for limb drops and tree falls, which endanger people and property.
WHO: You! and any of your friends you would like to bring along.
HOW: We’ve got the tools and expertise. Luckily, the trees are already there waiting for us!

If you have any questions or want to know more please feel free to contact us.

This event fulfills the hands on pruning session needed to receive your Neighborhood Forester certification.


July 11, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Mary Waters Park
1042 Lafayette Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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