Mayor Tree of the Year

Every year, the Mayor selects a Tree of the Year. This promotes community involvement in the City's urban forest. It also raises awareness of how important it is to maintain and preserve trees.

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks developed the below map of each year's Tree of the Year. Click the blue arrow buttons at the bottom of the map to learn more about each year's Tree of the Year.

Click here to see the full screen map


We've partnered with the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Urban Forest Project for the Mayor's Tree of the Year. We're committed to planting, maintaining and protecting trees in our community.

Benefits of trees include:

  • Environmental benefits
  • Improved property values
  • Reduced energy use
  • More appealing neighborhoods