Spring trees in front of tall buildings in Detroit
  • The Urban and Community Forestry Program brings the benefits of trees to Michigan communities through planning and partnership. We assist with forest management activities, policy development and education. The program is funded through the USDA Forest Service and is advised by a volunteer Urban and Community Forestry Council that promotes conservation and maintenance of our state’s urban forests.

    Contacts:
    Program Coordinator - Kevin Sayers 
    Volunteer Coordinator - Ada Takacs 

Arbor Day

  • Arbor Day logoArbor Day is the celebration of trees and their importance in our lives; it is also a time to think about what we can do for trees and the earth. Celebrate Arbor Day every year on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day 2021 will be Friday, April 30.

    Healthy natural resources are vital for vibrant communities. Trees in our backyards, neighborhoods, cities, farms and forests connect us to our past and to our future.

    To get involved or plan your own celebration of trees, contact the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance online or by calling 517-543-5848, ext. 5. To learn more about Arbor Day, get information about caring for trees and more, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website.

Expert Tree Care Assistance

  • Find an arborist

    Get assistance from members of the International Society of Arboriculture - Michigan Chapter, the professional, member-based association representing the tree-care industry in Michigan. 

  • Find a consulting urban forester PDF icon

    Consulting urban foresters and arborists offer a variety of professional services and expertise for bidding and consultation on projects. 

  • Find a Tree Care Industry Association accredited tree care company

    TCIA accreditation is a voluntary program for tree care companies which meet criteria for professionalism, training, safety regulations, business ethics and customer satisfaction.

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