Group Plans To Plant 4,000 Trees Across Detroit This Year

DETROIT (AP) – A nonprofit that supports urban reforestation efforts is planting about 4,000 trees across Detroit this year and has new software to track its plantings.

The Greening of Detroit planted more than 110 trees Saturday, kicking off this season’s work in the city. Other plantings are planned throughout 2015.

Dean Hay, the group’s director of Green Infrastructure, says that “improving the urban canopy in our city will help beautify, clean the air, and reduce flooding.” It works with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to target plantings as a way to reduce stormwater runoff.

Meanwhile, the group is using Open Tree Map Detroit to help inventory urban trees.

Tree plantings are scheduled every Saturday, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend, through mid-June. Volunteer information is posted online.

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