The 2011 Green Grand Rapids amendment to the
City's master plan established a 40% tree canopy goal in Grand Rapids. By
filling all available planting sites on City streets we will have raised our
tree canopy coverage 0.58% to 35.18%. To reach our goal of 40%, the
balance of the trees will need to be planted on private property and in our
Recognizing the need to involve private property
owners in expanding the urban tree canopy, the City of Grand Rapids and
the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks launched the Urban Forest Project with
core funding from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
Please check out the site and get involved!