For every four urban trees removed, only one is typically replanted.
Trees cool and clean the air, mute city noises, store carbon dioxide, moderate harsh urban condition, provide habitat for wildlife, slow and reduce water run off, and display nature’s beauty year-round.
Volunteers learn how to choose, plant and maintain trees.
Young people can help improve their community with lasting results.
What would you have to do?
Organize a group or find an existing organization (Block Club, Service Organization, Scout Troop, etc.) which would like to be involved and could:
Help with the actual planting by providing two adult volunteers per tree on planting day.
Dependent on the funding source, contribute up to 50% of the cost of the trees
Provide the name of the city representative responsible for trees.
Be willing to sign a three-year maintenance agreement
Select a potential site and complete and mail the application.
What will ReLeaf Michigan Do?
Meet with your organization to discuss the planting project.
Review the site and help you select the type of trees to be planted
Arrange for the purchase and delivery of the trees. (Trees are guaranteed disease-free, but we do not guarantee their survival.)
Provide 50% of the funding for trees/delivery up to $2000. Provide volunteer training and technical assistance in organizing your planting event and on planting day.