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Mini Grant Applications Due

April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is committed, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, to pursue toward a 40% tree canopy goal. To help accomplish this goal, we organize volunteer tree planting projects throughout the city, and award mini-grants to fund trees for community groups who want to plant in their area! The spring 2020 applications are due Feb. 27. To read FAQs and access an application, check here.  

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Tree ID Class

May 13, 2020 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to learn how to identify local trees and their unique characteristics, attend our Tree ID Class! If we are unable to host the class in-person, we will set up a virtual classroom. In this class, we review the basics of tree identification and practice our skills outside. We specifically focus on understanding tree terminology, and provide participants with resources to continue learning individually. If you plan to attend, please register email claire@friendsofgrparks.org. This course is one of…

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Tree Pruning & Maintenance Class

June 10, 2020 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to learn how to properly care for trees as they grow, attend our Tree Pruning & Maintenance Class!   In this class, we discuss the timing of maintenance throughout a tree’s life, tools needed, the importance of mulching, and correct pruning techniques.   If you plan to attend, please email claire@friendsofgrparks.org.   This course is one of four required to obtain FGRP’s Neighborhood Forester Certification, but is also open to all members of the community. There is…

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Branching Out Advocacy Class

July 8, 2020 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to affect sustainable change for our community’s parks and trees, join us for our advocacy class, Branching Out!   Chaining oneself to a tree definitely makes a point, but there are many other (more effective!) ways to voice concerns and draw attention to local environmental issues. Led by our Urban Forest Coordinator, Lauren Davis, this class aims to empower you to have powerful conversations that produce change.   If you want to attend, please email claire@friendsofgrparks.org!  …

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Tree Planting Class

August 19, 2020 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to learn how to give young trees their best chance, attend our Tree Planting Class! We will meet in Friends’ new office at 720 Curve St SW, Ste. B.   In this class, we will discuss evaluating potential locations, selecting an appropriate tree species, and taking care of newly planted trees. Check out this overview from Fox17.   This course is one of four required to obtain FGRP’s Neighborhood Forester Certification, but is also open to all…

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Tree Maintenance & Pruning Class

September 9, 2020 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to learn how to properly care for trees as they grow, attend our Tree Pruning Class! In this class, we discuss the timing of maintenance throughout a tree’s life, tools needed, the importance of mulching, and correct pruning techniques. If you plan to attend, please email claire@friendsofgrparks.org. This course is one of four required to obtain FGRP’s Neighborhood Forester Certification, but is also open to all members of the community. There is no fee, but a suggested…

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