October is NeighborWoods Month – A National Celebration of Trees

OKT encourages you to tell Mayor Heartwell and the Urban Forestry project to plant more fruit and nut trees so we have more healthy food to eat in our neighborhoods.

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in partnership with the City of Grand
Rapids Urban Forestry Committee, is hosting a series of events to celebrate NationalNeighborWoods Month. These events are part of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout thecountry being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoodsMonth by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network. View full calendars and
additional event details at http://www.friendsofgrparks.org/events and http://www.urbanforestproject.com

Arborist Lee Mueller presented a very interesting tree mapping workshop with OKT on Oct. 4. Two more October events are coming up.

October 16th, 530pm-630pm: Tree Tales – How Trees tell us their Stories
Join Arborist/Author Vic Foerster for an exciting tree-tour in Riverside Park. With over forty years of experience working with trees, Vic Foerster will give a tantalizing tour called “Tree Tales –
How trees tell us their stories”. Come walk Riverside park with Vic and hear about our City’s
trees from their perspective.

October 17th & Oct 27th: Oakdale Community Garden Build Day
Join in to help the Oakdale neighborhood build a community garden and plant 2 trees as part of
the new park located at the former Oakdale Elementary, now River City Charter Academy. We
are still looking for volunteers.