The City of Detroit is determined to plant 10,000+ trees before 2020. Over 1,000 trees have been planted already.
This is called the ‘10,000 UP’ Initiative. But they need help finding great locations for new trees!
Please tell the Detroit Forestry Division the nearest property address of any berms (ie: open areas between the street and sidewalk) where you think a tree should be planted.
They are accepting suggestions and will plant accordingly.
By planting, caring for and maintaining trees, you could be your very own Neighborhood Arborist.
Detroit needs more trees, parks and canopies.
Belle Isle is our version of Central Park but we could have a greater percentage of trees across the entire city. We need one big widespread swath, Detroit’s new Urban Forest.
One inspiring example is that over 30% of the island-republic of Singapore is forested and by 2030, over 85% of their residents will live within a green-space AND within 1,000 feet of a park!
Another great example is that Atlanta, Georgia is often called the “City in a Forest” because 36% of the city is leafy, making it the most densely forested city in the United States
Planting will be done Spring-Fall until all 10,000 trees are in the ground and growing.
Trees are incredible.
Trees produce oxygen, cycle out harmful carbon dioxide, create homes for wildlife, beautify neighborhoods, increase property values, drive biodiversity, help people relax, etc.
Trees = Books
Raw wood is made of cellulose fibers, which are stuck together via lignin. Paper is made when these materials are separated and turned into wood pulp.
The pulp is bleached white and made into huge 30-foot wide rolls, which are inked, cut and bound into books.
Another common method of making paper is the chemical pulping of woodchips.
If you are interested in helping the City of Detroit, please email:
City of Detroit Forestry Manager
And also check out:
Tree Planting & Hazardous Tree Removal
The Greening of Detroit
ReLeaf Michigan (Ann Arbor-based organization that will plant trees in any community)
Arbor Day Foundation: Matching the right tree to the right location
Michigan Botanical Club’s register of largest trees in Michigan!
Treepedia (MIT & World Economic Forum interactive map)
How old is your tree?
Michigan Forest Association
Arboriculture Society of Michigan
Michigan Society of American Foresters
Find an Arborist
Singing Tree Arborists (Detroit)