Isabella County, Michigan

More School Plantings Completed!

Trees NOW Isabella is operating as a Project Partner of the United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties.

Recent planting events were at Mount Pleasant Middle School on Arbor Day, April 29, 2022 and at Winn Elementary School on the following day, April 30, 2022. Volunteers planted a total of 35 trees.

These trees and events were generously funded by the URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

You can read about the Middle School planting here,

or about the Winn Elementary planting here.

From numerous studies we know that there are many economic and health benefits to dramatically increasing the population of trees in both urban and rural environments; see for example: Alliance for Community Trees documentation at

Also, there is little doubt that increased carbon capture is another benefit of planting more trees in a habitat that was originally forested. Nia Becker (District Forester of Clare-Gladwin) recently calculated for us that the tree canopy in Mount Pleasant is no more than around 22% – a huge reduction from when the city was first settled.

oak tree picture

Trees NOW Isabella was co-founded by

James H. Hageman, PhD
Central Michigan University VP Res./Graduate Dean, Retired
Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University


David Alm, PhD
Food Transportation Driver
Isabella Community Soup Kitchen

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We are operating as a Project Partner of United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties.


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  2. Click on the “Donate“ button


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Contact Information

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Or by regular mail:

Trees NOW Isabella, c/o
United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties
524 E. Mosher Street, Suite 400
Mount Pleasant, MI  48858

Or by telephone:

United Way telephone: (989) 773-9863