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Upcoming Events

 

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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Branching Out Advocacy Class

September 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Classes

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.

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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: Uptown

September 21, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Uptown neighborhood! 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: Uptown

September 24, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Uptown neighborhood! 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 Class

September 25, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Classes

In this class, we will discuss evaluating potential locations, selecting an appropriate tree species, and taking care of newly planted trees.

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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! Stay tuned for the 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! Leave a little early if you need (football, anyone?!) requires no previous experience is open to all…

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Tree Planting Project

October 1, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Grand Rapids area! Stay tuned for the 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! Leave a little early if you need (football, anyone?!) requires no previous experience is open to all members…

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Tree ID Class

October 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Classes

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.

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Tree Planting Project

October 4, 2019 | 5:30 PM | 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. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools.

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Community Invasive Control Presentation

October 7, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Classes

Our friends at Berkley Hills Church will be hosting a Community Invasive Control Presentation for Homeowners. Invasive species control is a growing field and an important component of land restoration. Fall and winter is the best time of year to control invasive woody plants on your property. Come join the Kent Conservation District Strike team for a workshop on identification and control of invasive plant species, such as oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs. Review control options and challenges using examples aimed at…

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Tree Planting Project

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

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Grand Rapids area! Stay tuned for the 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! Leave a little early if you need requires no previous experience is open to all members of the…

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Tree Pruning Class

October 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Classes

In this class, we discuss the timing of maintenance throughout a tree’s life, tools needed, the importance of mulching, and correct pruning techniques.

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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 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 | 12:00 AM | 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: Mini Grant Awards!

October 22, 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

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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