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Neighborhood Forester Tree Planting Class

Learn how to give young trees their best chance through our virtual Tree Planting Class! The class will be hosted on Zoom, so be sure to register in order to… Read More

Volunteer Tree Planting Project

It’s finally time to plant trees again! Sign up by emailing claire@friendsofgrparks.org to reserve your spot for this fun afternoon of beautifying our city. New trees not only bring beauty… Read More

Tree Planting Volunteer Project

In collaboration with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Friends is planting trees in downtown GR. Join us for a fun afternoon of beautifying our city. We’ll provide all tools and instruction!… Read More

HALLOWEEN Tree Planting Volunteer Project

In collaboration with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Friends is planting trees in downtown GR. Join us for a fun day of beautifying our city on HALLOWEEN! We’ll provide all tools… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting)… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting)… Read More

Tree Planting Class

If you want to learn how to give young trees their best chance, attend our Tree Planting Class! We will meet virtually via Zoom, so be sure to register!  … Read More

Summer Tree Care Tips

summer tree checklist   Have you planted a tree this year?? You are playing a key role in helping our city increase its tree canopy coverage and bring numerous health… Read More

Video: How to Plant a Tree

Join the Urban Forestry team to learn how to plant a tree in your yard!  

Spring Tree Checklist

  Now that the temperatures are rising (with the exception of random snow!), it is time to give your young trees a little attention. Trees need specific care for two years… Read More