ReLeaf Michigan participates in tree plantings with neighborhood organizations on a 50-50 cost share basis to promote ownership of not only the planting but also the ongoing care. Funding enables us to work directly with the residents and the municipality on the design and execution of the planting as well as to purchase the plant material. The planting is done with volunteers not contractors. The plantings provide residents within a community an educational hands-on opportunity to learn about proper plant selection, placement i.e. the 'why' behind the 'Right Tree - Right Place' mantra, and ongoing maintenance. All while making a direct tangible difference to their quality of life. Sponsors are provided the opportunity to participate in the plantings, gaining "face to face" contact with local residents and public officials gaining community visibility.
If you are interested in co-hosting a community tree planting with us, email us here.