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Tree Care 101 Class

Not everyone needs in-depth lessons about tree identification and care – perhaps you simply want to be able to responsibly plant trees and help take care of them. If this… Read More

Video: How to Plant a Tree

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

Tree Pruning Volunteer Project

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… Read More

Meet Silas, GIS & Dendrology Intern!

Silas Courey has joined the Friends team as one of our GIS (geographic information system) & Dendrology interns! Silas will be graduating this December from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor… Read More

AWTT Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

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,… Read More

4th Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative is a partnership with the Mayor’s office, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City’s Forestry Department as a way to engage the entire community in… Read More

Neighborhood Forester Tree Planting Class

Spring is upon us! And with that, so is the start of our 2019 tree planting season! We are excited to offer our Tree Planting class with guest instructors Nathan… Read More

Creston Neighborhood Orchard Celebration

Join the Creston Neighborhood Association for their annual Orchard Celebration at Aberdeen Park on Saturday October 4th from 2-4pm for a day of fun!

Citizen Forester Training: Tree ID Course

Join us on August 19th at 6:00pm to learn the basics of Tree ID!

After Work Tree Time!

Join our community forester at 5pm on Monday July 6th for an after work Tree Time at the corner of Eastern and Fulton!