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 2018 Mayor's Greening Initiative Arbor Day Planting will be on two dates:
Friday April 27th from 6 PM - 7 PM
100 five gallon trees given away at Sullivan Field
Saturday April 28th from 9 AM - 12 PM
Community tree planting in the neighborhoods around Sullivan Field and Stocking Elementary. We'll meet at Sullivan Field and use that as our homebase. A celebration will follow the community plantings from 12 PM to 2 PM, also at Sullivan Field.