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Upcoming Events

Tree Planting Class

October 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM

What better way to celebrate trees in our community than by planting them! We will be wrapping up 2018 Tree Beer and Brewer’s Grove festivities with a Tree Planting Class at Harmony Hall on October 23rd from 6-7:30pm. Make sure to also check our events page for more information on all of the tree plantings happening in the month of October! Just because Brewer’s Grove will be over doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree in your yard! Join Friends…

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After Work Tree Time: East Hills

October 25, 2018 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

  Join us for a surprise end of season After Work Tree Time session at 901 Virginia St SE on Thursday, September 6th from 5:30-7:30pm, no pruning experience is necessary!

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Greenwood Cemetery Beautification

October 27, 2018 | 9:30 AM

Join us as we work together with a special Parks Alive Group, Friends of Greenwood Cemetery, to beautify one of our local green spaces at Greenwood Cemetery.  Light refreshments will be served.  You can register here. When: October 27, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Where: Greenwood Cemetery, 1401 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Project Details: Garden bed weeding, litter pick-up, and straightening small headstones. What to Wear: Please dress for the weather and plan to wear clothes that can get…

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Pruning and Maintenance Class

November 28, 2018 | 5:30 PM

Join us for our Tree Pruning and Maintenance Class with guest speaker Geoffrey Kempter! Participants will learn the basics of continuing the maintenance of their trees including: basic tree biology, pruning techniques, various tools, mulching, timing of maintenance, and other resources. Trees cannot survive in our city without continued care, and this class will give you the knowledge to help care for the trees in your yard. This class is part of a series of required classes to earn a…

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