Greening of Detroit


The Greening of Detroit guides and inspires the reforestation of the City of Detroit. Between 1950-80’s Detroit experienced a loss of over a half of million trees. The Greening’s scope of work has broadened allowing it to plant 44,669 trees; reclaim 125 vacant lots and 1,055 city blocks; green 34 recreation play fields, 8 police precincts and 61 city parks; create 34 school yard habitats; establish 11 seedling nurseries, four orchards; five reforestation projects; and establish an urban agriculture park to provide resources for 567 farmers. The Greening’s partnerships have remained its greatest strength, allowing it to reach the many sectors that make Detroit a unique community. Partnerships include block clubs, neighborhood organizations and businesses, all serving as volunteer planting partners. 283 Detroit schools have participated in environmental education programs and planted trees, providing 29,670 youth annually with the opportunity to learn how to care for their ecosystem.


1418 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

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