Still dreaming of the right tree for your block? Sign up for our end of season Community Tree Planting!

Still dreaming of the right tree for your block? Sign up for our end of season Community Tree Planting!

Dear Staff,

The Greening of Detroit is currently seeking 3 or 4 community groups to participate in a Community Tree Planting in their own neighborhood. Are you or anyone you know a good candidate?

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. Both shade and ornamental trees are available for planting on private property that is owned by a member of your group or organization.

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:

For a hard copy or questions, reach out to Ryan: or 313-402-6740. As always, individual tree questions can be directed to Drew or Nate.

If you would like to discuss further about how community organization’s can work with The Greening in community forestry, native plants and gardens, or green stormwater infrastructure in 2019, please reach out to me directly.

Thank you and have a blessed day!


Green Infrastructure Director
New Projects + Business Development
The Greening of Detroit

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Vanderbilt University Students Assist with the “TOUGH” Clean Up

Vanderbilt University Students Assist with the “TOUGH” Clean Up

This Spring, as part of their Alternative Spring Break program, eleven (11) students from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee came to help us clean up sites in District 3.  Specifically, in Zone 7, they are pictured here cleaning up illegally dumped debris from the Dwyer/Gable alley between Iowa and E. Nevada.  They also helped clean up other sites along the Mt. Elliott corridor, including the Norris House which suffered an arson fire on Jul 3, 2016.  

Thank you, Vanderbilt students, we thank you for making a difference!!!