DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting Grants

  • Program Objective:

    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 streets, 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 and its subsidiaries, DTE Electric and DTE gas.


    Applications are announced each Spring, 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 Spring (June-July). Visit Michigan.gov/UCF.


    Project duration: Approximately 12 months (from award).

    Dollar Amount(s) Available:

    Grant requests may be up to $4,000 each.

    Source(s) of Funds:

    DTE Energy Foundation.


    Annual partnership with DTE Energy Foundation and Releaf Michigan..


    DTE service area eligibility – Jennifer Lawson, 313-235-8551, LawsonJ@DTEenergy.com.

    Program issues – DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator, Forest Resources Division: Kevin Sayers, 517-284-5898, SayersK@Michigan.gov.

    Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Available:

    $93,000 total.