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Tree Planting in Ferndale, MI

Fall 2018 Update

First-Ever Website Has Launched! Big Plans for 2019.

Greetings and Salutations Fellow Foresters, Friends, and Family. Welcome to our new home … our brand spanking new website!

It seems like forever since we were last out digging in the dirt and planting trees.  It’s good to be able to talk to you all again. Autumn brings dropping leaves, dropping temperatures, and opportunities to put trees in the ground.  C’mon in and grab a cup of whatever you like, pull up a chair, let’s catch up.

Social Forestry Project Website

The First-Ever Social Forestry Project Website.

Following on the heels of our amazing first fundraiser in Ferndale, the spring season was short lived, but a success nonetheless. We assisted in giving 90 trees their forever home in Hazel Park, Taylor, Centerline, Ferndale, and Hamtramck.  19 Social Foresters and Board Members volunteered over 74 hours of technical tree planting expertise to enhance the sustainability of our neighborhoods in Southeastern Michigan.

Since the spring planting season ended, the Social Forestry Project has been hunkered down, hard at work, meeting and planning for the future.  We have had discussions with representatives from the City of Detroit and the City of Ferndale. We are building capacity and contacts. We are supporting Wayne State University on a grant to inventory trees on campus and so much more tree planting goodness.

Speaking of Wayne State University, if you are reading this on Wednesday, October 3rd, we just happen to be at the WSU Farmers Market RIGHT NOW (well 10 -3 to be honest)!  Come by and say hi. We are giving away a brand new CamelBak water bottle as well as annual passes to the brand new Canopy Walk at Whiting Forest, the longest in the country, at Dow Gardens in Midland Michigan.  You just have to guess the right number of acorns that we’ve placed in the water bottle.

Acorns, seeds, and fall;  all heralds and hopes for the future.  The Social Forestry Project hopes that you will join in, or continue, on this tree-mendous adventure we have embarked upon (all puns intended).  Big plans are in the works for 2019 … over 300 trees big. Stay tuned here for more info. We’re gonna need everyone’s help and support.

Super big thanks to all of you that have supported us thus far, as we would not be here now without you. Welcome to the first timers just hearing about The Social Forestry Project.  We all hope you like our firs-ever website. It’s neat. Roam around, take a moment to look at the trees but do not miss the forest. Look to the future, and if you like, get involved.

Until next time, stay leafy, be excellent to each other and please consider a donation to support our efforts. Green means more green! 🙂

John Kost
Founder and President
The Social Forestry Project

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