After Work Tree Time: Ottawa Hills


Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School
1050 Iroquois Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
United States

Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City. During this AWTT we will check in with some of the trees we have planted in the Ottawa Hills area to help them stay healthier, so that they need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. This is done by removing hazard, dead or dying limbs and crossing branches. We prune trees to decrease the risk for limb drops and tree falls, which endanger people and property. We prune trees to increase public knowledge of street trees as a resource, and to foster a deeper sense of public ownership and public appreciation of trees.

We’ll meet up at the school parking lot at 5:30pm. However, you’re welcome to show up late or leave early; work as much as you want. Every bit helps. We’ll wrap up around 7:30pm.

WHAT: Maintain some Trees that need our lovin’!
WHERE: 1050 Iroquois Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27th, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
WHY: City trees need love. Trees should be pruned every 3 to 5 years, yet the majority of street trees are pruned only every 10 to 12 years. This increases the risk for limb drops and tree falls, which endanger people and property.
WHO: Citizen Foresters and interested volunteers.
HOW: We’ve got the tools and expertise. Luckily, the trees are already there waiting for us!

RSVP TO JESSA AT JESSA@FRIENDSOFGRPARKS.ORG OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT 616-288-7209 TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING.

This event fulfills the hands of pruning session needed to receive your citizen forester certification.



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