citizen forester

Citizen foresters cultivate young trees, new skills at Martin Luther King Park

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On June 17 several volunteers arrived at Martin Luther King Park to take care of some young fruit trees that had been planted by The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project a few weeks prior. The volunteers participate in a variety of forester basics such...

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Community Orchard idea taking root in MLK Park

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Friends and neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have set plans in motion to plant a public orchard in the park in early October. The project, named Martin Luther King Community Orchard, has so far garnered the support from the neighborhood and...

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Identify urban trees at Blanford

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is offering a workshop on tree identification at Blanford Nature Center on June 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and classify common trees and will practice their skills outside under the...

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