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From old growth forests to urban green spaces, Michigan’s trees are dying in record numbers due to invasive species, diseases and old age. Decreased public funding and lack of awareness are preventing new trees from being planted properly in our state.
Your support will:
- Improve water and air quality
- Reduce the incidence of childhood asthma
- Help save energy and infrastructure costs
- Improve the quality of life for your community
Our Future. Your Impact.
For 30 years, non-profit ReLeaf Michigan has been a leader in conservation and community engagement. We have partnered with more than 400 communities to help plant more than 30,000 new trees in our state. Our strategic selection of species and planting location ensure long-term survival, while maximizing environmental and aesthetic impact. Learn more about ReLeaf Michigan on our website.
2017 was a big year for ReLeaf Michigan, with 680 trees planted. The majority of this activity was due to funding from government grants. In 2018, many of these grants are no longer available, limiting our funding to only 410 trees – 40% fewer. It’s critical that we maintain our momentum and make up for this loss. You can help - please contribute to our cause.
What Goes into a Tree Planting?
Planting a tree might sound simple, but it actually takes quite a bit of planning and work to make sure that every tree is planted properly in a place that it will thrive for many years. Find out more about all that goes into every tree planting and how the costs break down at releafmichigan.org.
A Dollar for a Tree Provides a 5:1 Return
Trees have an incredible amount of quantifiable benefits, and studies have shown that a dollar spent on a tree can give back to the local community five-fold. Learn more at https://www.arborday.org/trees/treefacts/