DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting Grants

Forms and Applications

Program Objective(s):

To increase the number of properly planted, established and maintained trees within the service territory of DTE Energy.


Tree planting projects such as park, right-of-way, city street, nature study areas, school grounds planting and neighborhood revitalization projects. All trees must be planted on public land or land open to the public.


Local units of government, schools and nonprofit organizations within the service territory of DTE Energy. Please review the following links to determine if your project is within an eligible service area of either Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. (MichCon) or Detroit Edison Co.
Map of MI Gas utility service areas
Map of MI Electric utility service areas

Application Process:

Applications are announced each spring (April-May), submitted to the Forest Resources Division and reviewed by Division and DTE staff. Applications are approved, adjusted or denied. Applicants are notified and agreements signed.

Applications are due annually each summer.  Visit www.michigan.gov/ucf.

Project duration: Approximately 10 months (August through May)

Dollar Amount(s) Available:
Grant requests may be up to $3,000 each

Source(s) of Funds:
DTE Energy Foundation

DTE Energy Foundation


Program issues - Forest Resources Division/Kevin Sayers 517-284-5898, sayersk@michigan.gov

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Available:
Approximately $70,000