DNR, ReLeaf and DTE Team Up to Provide Grants for Tree-Planting Projects

In support of tree-planting projects in Michigan, a public-private partnership is offering match grants of up to $3,000 each.

The program will be operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, ReLeaf Michigan (a nonprofit group) and the DTE Energy Foundation.

DTE Energy Foundation provides the funding and will distribute $70,000 in grants in 2018.

The 22-year-old partnership has resulted in the planting of more than 46,000 trees and seedlings according to Lynette Dowler of DTE Energy Foundation.

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, tribes and schools are among the eligible to apply.

Trees can be planted on public property such as parks, road rights of way and school grounds.

Applications must be postmarked by June 8.