Trees provide amazing social, economic, and environmental benefits to our city.
In 2011, the City Master Plan established a 40% tree canopy cover goal. Grand Rapids has a current tree canopy cover of 34.6%. We're only 5.4% shy of our goal!
The Mayor's Greening Initiative focuses on areas of our city with low tree canopy cover. Every year, the Mayor hosts a Greening Initiative tree planting on Arbor Day. Volunteers plant hundreds of trees around the city in one day.
The 2019 Mayor's Greening Initiative Arbor Day Planting will be on two dates:
Friday April 26th from 6 PM - 7 PM
100 five gallon trees given away at Sullivan Field
Saturday April 27th from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Tree Planting and Community Celebration will be from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 27th starting at Roosevelt Park.