City of Detroit Tree Planting and Tree Service

May 19, 2020 / Comments (2)


Tree Planting

As part of Mayor’s Duggan’s 10 point plan to improve the quality of life for the residents of the City of Detroit, the General Services Department is leading the way in planting 10,000 trees across the 7 Districts of the City. We need your help in reaching our goal of planting 1,500 trees this Spring! Just as you assisted us with the success of the Board Up Brigade, we are asking for your assistance once again, in identifying tree planting locations in your respective communities. We need you on our Tree Planting Brigade!

What is 10,000 UP?

The 10,000 UP Tree Initiative will plant 10,000 residential trees in front of residential homes between the street and the sidewalk only. For 2018, the plantings will begin the first week of April and conclude in the month of June, for our Spring planting. We will begin planting in September and conclude in November for our Fall planting. All plantings will be conducted by a City of Detroit contractor. We will not utilize volunteers for this initiative.

If you would like to request having a tree planter you can complete the Street Tree Request Form here.
If you have any questions, please contact Angel Squalls at or by calling 313-224-6391.

Tree Removal

Priority is being given to fallen trees that are blocking streets or on top of homes and vehicles. The City’s forestry crews will focus on trees that were rooted on city property or blocking streets and sidewalks. For more information on tree removal in the City of Detroit go here or call 313-628-0900.

2 Responses to :
City of Detroit Tree Planting and Tree Service

  1. Tim wells says:

    Some young trees should be planted in the fall when they’re dormant. When will you bring back that program. Next question. Where do I call if someone improperly cut down trees , leave branches and limbs on public side walk and in the street on e. Outer drive. Please help me get this mess removed .

    1. Karlton Akins says:

      Hi Tim,

      Outer Drive is a county road. For trees located on county roads please contact the Wayne County Forestry Department phone at (734) 522-7240.

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