In partnership with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the Mayor’s Greening Initiative, the City planted or distributed more than 1,400 trees in 2020.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The City of Grand Rapids recently earned its 23rd Tree City USA Award for its commitment to effective urban forest management. It also earned a Tree City USA Growth Award for displaying higher levels of tree care and community engagement during the calendar year.
The City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. It received the Growth Award for achieving major milestones and annual activities in five categories that combine to build sustainable community forestry programs over the long term.
In partnership with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the Mayor’s Greening Initiative, the City planted or distributed more than 1,400 trees in 2020. Grand Rapids planted 10 percent of all trees planted by the 126 cities in Michigan that earned Tree City USA status.
“I am extremely proud of this great honor that the City of Grand Rapids has continued to earn for more…