As reported by The Greening of Detroit, 2,276 volunteers planted 2,623 trees throughout the city of Detroit, making this spring’s planting season the largest The Greening of Detroit has ever done. The planting season started on March 26 and continued every Saturday, at two different locations, until June 11. Dedicated volunteers worked diligently to help plant trees and beautify Detroit.
Spring planting initiatives by The Greening of Detroit focused on a variety of areas and extended across a variety of locations. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department Storm Water Reforestation Project was implemented to absorb ground water and detain storm water before it travels to storm drains. The Emerald Ash Borer Great Lakes Restoration Initiative replaced trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer.