greening initiative

Together, we can
plant more trees

What is it?

Each Spring and Fall, Friends and the Grand Rapids Forestry Department rally the community to plant trees! Our goal is to plant 10,000 new trees throughout the city as part of our goal to have a 40% tree canopy.  

Community and corporate volunteers come together to plant 300+ trees in a different neighborhood each year in an effort to achieve 40 percent tree canopy cover.

mark your calendars for this years event

Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th

get involved

Join us for the annual tree planting event hosted by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City Forestry Department. Plant trees in the surrounding neighborhoods. This is a great way to keep families and group volunteers together! Or clear the registration area, put away tools/supplies and assist FGRP staff.