The Greening of Detroit is currently seeking 3 or 4 community groups to participate in a Community Tree Planting right where they live. Both shade and ornamental trees are available for planting on private property that is owned by a member of your group or organization.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Noon, Friday, November 30. Any applications received after this date will be considered for the 2019 Spring or Fall planting season. Qualifying organizations include: Block clubs, religious groups, non-profits, small business, a collection of neighbors, CDCs, etc.
Interested community leaders will need to demonstrate their group’s commitment and ability to participate in the community organized planting, as well as water and care for the trees in the coming seasons. In exchange, The Greening will provide professional tree consultation, a minimum of 10 trees, tools, planting materials, and an onsite planting demonstration for a fun, one day planting event before Dec. 11. Based on timing, The Greening would be happy to present at an upcoming community meeting on the benefits of trees, as well as community concerns around trees, before or after the planting.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in this opportunity please have them fill out our Community Tree Application online: https://www.greeningofdetroit.com/community-tree-planting
For a hard copy or questions, please contact our Volunteer Associate directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-402-6740.