September 18, 2019
Blog by Parker Jean
When I first moved to Detroit, I thought my skills in forestry would be irrelevant. Turns out I was wrong. There is great need for urban forestry within Detroit. Planting trees is not just about aesthetics either, they help reduce stormwater runoff, decrease the urban heat island effect, and mitigate air pollution.
There are several ways to get involved in urban forestry within Detroit:
The Greening of Detroit has many volunteer events for tree plantings. They also have a Citizen Forester program that provides training to lead groups of volunteers during training. Find out more here: https://www.greeningofdetroit.com/volunteer
There is also the Social Forestry Project which plants trees across Detroit and its suburbs. Find out more here: http://socialforestryproject.org/volunteer/
And of course, you can always plant a tree by yourself right in your backyard!