trees

Planting trees, growing community

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

You enjoy the benefits provided by trees every day. Some of them are obvious; others are not. Perhaps not entirely intuitive is the role that trees play in our community. Various research demonstrates that trees help to make streets safer, deter...

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What the Flood of 2013 tells us about the importance of a healthy urban forest

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Trees are often associated with nature; the woods, the forest, or perhaps a national park. But trees are also an important part of our urban landscape. Walk down any City street or enjoy some time in a park, and you’ll recognize the numerous...

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Community Orchard idea taking root in MLK Park

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Friends and neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have set plans in motion to plant a public orchard in the park in early October. The project, named Martin Luther King Community Orchard, has so far garnered the support from the neighborhood and...

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Identify urban trees at Blanford

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is offering a workshop on tree identification at Blanford Nature Center on June 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and classify common trees and will practice their skills outside under the...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to receive National Arbor Day Foundation Award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is the recipient of a 2013 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks will receive...

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Grand Rapidian wins National Volunteer of the Year award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.  “...

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Organizers hope plant sale will increase tree cover in Grand Rapids

by (Kara Scheerhorn)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under NEWS

From now until April 9, greater Grand Rapids residents can do their part to green the landscape and increase urban tree cover by purchasing and planting goods at the 22nd Annual Spring Tree and Shrub Sale. The fundraiser, which encourages...

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As Different As Different Can Be

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

Rachel and Kaitlyn were born on the same day, of the same parents, raised in the same environment; yet as you can see - on their birthday bikes, at three years of age, they are as different as different can be.  Even the most cursory look...

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Grand Rapids to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, Mich.– Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Urban Forestry Committee, today announced 4 events in area parks to celebrate National NeighborWoods Month. These...

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