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Friends of GR Parks Grows Their Team!

Friends of GR Parks is growing their community engagement focus by adding one new team member, three new board members and one city liaison to its organization. Dia Noble, previously… Read More

The Tunes of Trees

Original Post by Dylan Stuntz, American Forests Headphones are so ubiquitous today, it’s common to see people walking by with earbuds in, going about their days listening to their favorite… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and… Read More

Mappy Monday – Get Ready for Planting Season!

Planting season starts NEXT WEEK and we are so excited. This is our 16th planting season and we will be planting over 100 trees this fall and we need the… Read More

Removal, pruning of 3,000 ‘high-risk’ trees approved by city

original post By Kate Carlson kcarlso1@mlive.com GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An initiative to remove and prune 3,000 trees near city streets received a vote of approval from the Grand Rapids City… Read More

Mappy Monday: Fall Colors Coming Early!

original post from WoodTV GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Fall is on the horizon and a few trees in West Michigan are already starting to turn. Don’t wait to schedule… Read More

Appeal of urban ‘tree canopies’ growing across Michigan

original post: http://www.freep.com/story/sponsor-story/dnr/2017/09/11/appeal-urban-tree-canopies-growing-across-michigan/105391922/ ROYAL OAK – Meininger Park is the Makar family’s home away from home. Spring, summer and fall, Andrea Makar walks her children down to the nearby park where… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and… Read More