About the Tag
ReLeaf Michigan and the DTE Energy Foundation feel strongly about education related to planting and maintaining trees. Tree ID tags were created and placed on DTE-funded trees to further engage communities. Scanning the tag QR code brings people to a planting specific webpage like this one! More information can be learned about the particular planting and the trees planted. Thank you for checking it out!
About the Planting
In this planting ReLeaf Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, The Glancy Foundation, the Village of Port Austin, Port Austin Township, and volunteers planted 20 trees at Butterfly House and Gallup Park on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. The goals of trees at Gallup park was to replace some that had been ripped away by a tornado in Just 2021. The Butterfly House is a new park in need of an overall tree canopy which will provide a multitude of environmental, health, economic and aesthetic benefits. There was also one tree planted in front of city hall as a replacement to one that had fallen.
About the DTE Energy Foundation
The DTE Energy Foundation (“Foundation”) is the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy (“DTE”) and supports initiatives focused on art and culture, community transformation, economic progress, education and employment, environment, and human needs. For more than 20 years, the Foundation has invested in communities where DTE has a business presence. In 2022, the Foundation provided more than $15 million in grant support to over 300 nonprofits.
About ReLeaf Michigan
ReLeaf Michigan is Michigan's only statewide tree planting non-profit organization, working with communities and organizations throughout Michigan to protect and restore our urban tree canopies. Founded by some of the most respected arborists in the state, ReLeaf Michigan plants the Right Tree in the Right Place at the Right Time to ensure each tree thrives for generations to come.
Since 1988, ReLeaf Michigan has planted over 32,500 trees on public land with more than 650 communities and, through community workshops, increased awareness of the important benefits trees provide. Our communities are stronger when they are greener. People are healthier, the air is cleaner, infrastructure is more efficient, and the economy is stronger with trees.
Click on each tree species below to learn more about it.
[Note: specific cultivars are not always described at the Morton arboretum link.]