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Neighborhood Forester Tree Identification Class @ Huff Park

June 18, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Classes,Community Event,Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for an opportunity to learn how to identify that tree in your backyard. We’ll go over basics of tree identification and practice your skills outside. Specific attention will be given to developing an understanding of the terminology and definitions of various tree-identification related terms. A couple of different resources will be explored to help you identify trees. This class is another in the series of required classes to earn a ‘Neighborhood Forester’ designation. A $5 donation per class…

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AWTT: Garfield Park

July 25, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

July 25 – Garfield Park, meet at the NW parking lot off Jefferson 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…

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AWTT Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

August 8, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees 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.  We will meet in front of the Early Childhood Learning Center at 641 Vries St SW. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need…

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Roosevelt Park Beautification

August 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Help our friends, the Roosevelt Park Advocates prepare for their annual Family Fiesta at Roosevelt Park.  We want the park to be welcoming for the entire community.  Join us as we beautify the park by removing trash and caring for the young trees we planted during the Mayor’s Greening Initiative.  You can register here. When: Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Where: Roosevelt Park, 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW What to Wear: Please dress for the weather and…

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Community Tree Pruning: Leonard and Houseman

August 22, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Leonard and Houseman. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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Community Tree Pruning: Hall and Sheldon

August 29, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Hall and Sheldon. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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Tree Planting Project: Downtown

September 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools.

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Community Tree Pruning: Belknap Area

September 19, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years; yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban Forest Project) to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy.

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Tree Planting Project

September 25, 2019 | 8:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our neighbors plant trees in the John Ball area neighborhood! Stay tuned for exact location. As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: is kid-friendly is flexible! Arrive after the start time or leave early requires no previous experience is open to all members…

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Community Tree Pruning: East Hills Area

September 26, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years; yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban Forest Project) to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy.

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Tree Planting Project: Downtown

September 28, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the downtown Grand Rapids area! ***We’ll meet at 18 Barnett St. NW (Barnett is one block south of Leonard, between Taylor and Ionia). As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: is kid-friendly is flexible! Leave a little early if…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 8, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members help our Garfield Park neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s mini-grants! ***We will meet at 1981 Collins Ave SE.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our Oakwood area neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! ***We will meet at 320 Boltwood Dr NE*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no previous…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Tree Planting Project: Brewer’s Grove

October 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

We’ll be getting together with brewers from across the city to plant trees and party at Riverside Park! Dubbed Brewer’s Grove, this project is funded by breweries that participate in the annual creation and sale of a unique Tree Beer (in February/March).

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Tree Planting Project

October 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the East Fulton & Midtown areas! ***We will meet at 753 Atwood St NE.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no previous experience –…

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Tree Planting Project

October 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Grand Rapids area! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Tree Planting Project

October 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our neighbors in the Eastown Community Association plant trees provided by this year’s mini grant! ***We’ll meet at the intersection of Giddings and Thomas St.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

November 2, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Neighborhood Feedback Session

January 15, 2020 | 5:30 PM | Community Event,Urban Forest Project Event

This year, the Mayor’s Greening Initiative is coming to the Garfield Park neighborhood! This is an annual one-day volunteer project on April 25 that adds hundreds of trees to our city’s urban forest. We know that there will be some questions from neighbors. Does this impact my property long-term? Is anything required of me? What types of trees will be planted? What will traffic be like on the day of the planting project? Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the…

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Community Feedback Session

February 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM | Community Event,Urban Forest Project Event

This year, the Mayor’s Greening Initiative is coming to the Garfield Park neighborhood! This is an annual one-day volunteer project on April 25 that adds hundreds of trees to our city’s urban forest. We know that there will be some questions from neighbors. Does this impact my property long-term? Is anything required of me? What types of trees will be planted? What will traffic be like on the day of the planting project? Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the…

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Tree ID Winter Hike at Indian Trails

March 4, 2020 | 5:15 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Do you love spending time in nature and going on casual hikes in our city parks? You should join our forester Lauren on a winter tree identification hike at Indian Trails! This hike will be a simplified version of our Tree ID Neighborhood Forester Class, where we teach people to identify local trees and their unique characteristics. This event is a special feature of Winter Fun at Indian Trails, a program through the City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation…

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Tree Pruning Volunteer Project

March 5, 2020 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of GR Parks, neighborhood foresters and other volunteers to help prune oak trees in Riverside Park! *We’ll meet at the parking lot at Guild and Monroe* It is important to only prune oak trees in the colder winter months to protect them from pests that thrive in the summer. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban…

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Tree Planting Class

March 11, 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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