How well do you know the trees of Gmeiner Park? Did you know that trees, along with plants and healthy turf, provide cleaner air, lower ground temperatures and a means for the community to recharge and connect.
Gmeiner Park is a 10-acre green oasis for more than 5,000 Detroit residents. It provides them with access to a unique neighborhood greenspace for recreation, play, and opportunities to gather.
In the fall of 2022, Project EverGreen, the Gilbert Family Foundation and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, along with local landscape and tree care professionals, renovated Gmeiner Park adding a new six-foot wide, half-mile walking path to draw people into the park to play and exercise, new tables and benches, and planting 16 mature trees in and around the perimeter of the park.
Greener, healthier, cooler environments turn the tide for communities across the United States.
THEY CREATE: OUTDOOR ENJOYMENT HEALTHEIR LIFESTYLES ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Project EverGreen, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Trees of Gmeiner Park
- Vivid red leaves in fall
- Ideal habitat for woodland creatures
- Fast growing
- Dense foliage in late-spring and summer months
URBAN TREE CARE TIPS
- Plant new shrubs and trees in the Spring or Fall
- Always water daily for the first 1-2 weeks after planting
- Be sure to add a post or stabilizer for smaller trees
- Fertilize once a year
VALUE OF TREES
- Shade in the hot summer months
- Leaves that drop make natural ground cover rich with nitrogen
- A safe habitat for birds and woodland creatures
- Keeps surrounding plants healthier by offering relief from the hot sun