Consumers Energy Helps Grand Rapids Reach 40% Tree Canopy Goal

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Did you know one tree can produce enough oxygen for up to four people? According to the Arbor Day Foundation, planting trees has many benefits including improving air quality, protecting wildlife and enabling energy savings.

In 2009, the City of Grand Rapids introduced a goal to achieve a 40 percent tree canopy citywide. A “tree canopy” is defined as the proportion of land covered by trees as seen from an aerial view. To achieve this environmental goal, the West Michigan community would need to plant an additional 1,640 acres of tree canopy on approximately 7,000 acres of land.

In 2018, Consumers Energy announced a five-year goal to enhance, restore or protect 5,000 acres of Michigan land. We’re pleased to support Grand Rapids’ 40 percent tree canopy goal by:

See how we’re protecting the planet for generations to come: ConsumersEnergy.com/sustainability. Learn more about the City of Grand Rapids’ tree canopy goal: http://bit.ly/2E0sUdf.

 

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