Category Archives: Mayors Tree Of Year

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and our prize sponsor Eddie Bauer, we eagerly dedicated a stately European Beech in the northern half of Oakhill Cemetery. We were even joined by Fox17 More

Citizen Forester: July Update

This post is intended to give Citizen Foresters, Citizen Forester trainees, and those interested in becoming a Citizen Forester updates for the month of July! Month in Review The Urban Forest Project had a very busy June! We honored the Mayors Tree of the Year, released the 2015 Urban Forest Project Report Card, kicked off our More

Time to nominate Grand Rapids’ next Mayors Tree of the Year!

If you’ve ever taken a Citizen Forester class with the Urban Forest Project, you probably already know that we open up class asking each participant to “tell us a crazy tree story or name your favorite tree.” Going around the room we have heard stories about a maple tree that someone climbed so high that More