"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

- Aldo Leopold



If you are interested in volunteering at our tree plantings, we post these dates on our events page. We also have  outdoor education classes during the spring and summer. 


A Vision for a Greener Detroit!

Our focus at The Greening of Detroit is to enhance the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees,  providing job training and involving our youth in the education of the natural environment. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, green spaces, education and jobs. 

If you need to contact us, please call 313-237-8733 or click here to send an email  

To donate, please use our text to donate feature. Simply text to 41444 and type in "Greening" and it will take you to our secure site. 

Our Mission

Inspiring sustainable growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green spaces, healthy living, education, training and job opportunities.

We aspire to provide a greener tomorrow for our Detroit.

Get Involved

We cannot do it alone. Each year, we recruit between 500 and 3,000 volunteers to help us plant trees, clean up parks, and workat our tree nursery. There are plenty of opportunities to dig in the dirt , and make a positive difference in Detroit.