Tree Planting Grants Available!






2012 marked the second year of the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s Go Green Youth Challenge. The Go Green Youth Challenge engages Michigan youth in environmental stewardship, community development and service-learning through a statewide effort to plant trees in Michigan. Children, pre-K through 12th grade, are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from January – April.  The coins collected directly fund community tree plantings.  The team that raises the most for the Go Green Youth Challenge is awarded a tree planting in their community and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Celebration in April at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

In the spirit of the Go Green Youth Challenge, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is offering local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments the opportunity to apply for a Go Green Youth Challenge Tree Planting Grant!  Six tree planting projects were able to be funded in 2011, for a total of 195 trees planted!

 Grant applications are available online. Please visit,, to download an application. Applications are due no later than August 17th, 2012 with tree planting projects taking place this fall.  Tree planting projects must be completed no later than November 30th, 2012.

The 2012 Go Green Youth Challenge raised a total of $15,470 for tree planting in Michigan.  Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to thank everyone who participated including the sponsors, ITC, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Glenn Buege Chevorlet of Eaton Rapids, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan.  Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being.  Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to Michigan communities.


One response to this post.

  1. How great your thinking is. If we plant more and more trees than we may get our green earth. Thank you.


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