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Yule Love It Lavender Farm

960 Yule Road - Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7814

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Seeds, Plants

Wildtype Nursery

900 N. Every Road - Mason, MI 48854

(517) 244-1140

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Plants, Trees

Weigands

4747 Romeo Plank Road - Macomb - MI 48044

(586) 268-3655

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Maintenance

WH Canon

36700 Northline Road - Romulus, MI 48174

(734) 941-3900

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Landscape Construction, Hardware and Tools

Wayne County Register of Deeds

400 Monroe Avenue #700 - Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 224-5854

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Wayne County CLEAN Program

(734) 326-4494

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Refuse Services

Washington Elevator

7030 West Road - Washington MI 48094

(586) 781-4822

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Unlimited Services

10636 West Outer Drive - Detroit, MI 48223

(313) 970-8554

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Landscape Maintenance

Top Notch Seasonal Landscaping

59 King Street - Detroit, MI 48223

(313) 769-8992

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Equipment Rental and Repair, Hardware and Tools

Third Avenue Hardware

3645 Third Street - Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 769-8992

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Equipment Rental and Repair, Hardware and Tools

The Professional Group

(313) 496-3500

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Landscape Construction

The Native Plant Nursery

300 Detroit Street - Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 677-3260

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Plants, Trees, Tree Services

The Boggs Center

3061 Field Street - Detroit, MI 48214

(313) 923-0797

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Tennessee Whole Nursery

12845 State Route #108 - Altamont, TN 37301

(931)692-4266

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Seeds, Plants, Trees

Suspicious Demolition Activity

(888) DET-DEMO

Sunbelt Rentals

1335 Eight Mile Road - Hazel Park, MI 48030

(248) 348-7270

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Sugarbush Supply Company

2611 Okemos Road - Mason, MI 48854

(517) 349-5185

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Star Valley Farms

(734) 972-4100

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Trees, Lumber, Other

Singing Tree

33 East Parkhurst Place - Detroit, MI 48203

(313) 319-0583

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Tree Services

Signature Services

9455 West Forst Street - Detroit, MI 48209

(313) 551-8910

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Landscape Material, Landscape Maintenance

Sierra Club of Detroit

2727 2nd Avenue Suite 320 - Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 965-0055

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Sanchez Masonry and Landscaping

1403 Livernois Avenue - Detroit, MI 48209

(313) 681-4032

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Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Roof Lite Soils

705 Penn Green Road - Landenberg, PA 19350

(610) 268-0017

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Soil Amendments

Rockit's Landscaping

16608 Steel Street - Detroit, MI 48214

(313) 948-9172

Rizzo Services - Burch, Bulk Debris Collection East Side South of I-94

(866) 772-8900

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Ricky's Lawn Care

2505 Baldwin Street - Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 293-2859

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Landscape Maintenance

Register Your Blockclub

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Recycle Here

1331 Holden Street - Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 871-4000

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Reclaim Detroit

14310 Hamilton Avenue - Highland Park, MI 48203

(313) 731-7511

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Lumber

Public Lumber and Millwork

1001 East 7 Mile Road - Detroit, MI 48203

(313) 891-7125

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Lumber

Powell and Son Landscaping

12730 Woodrow Wilson Street - Detroit, MI 48227

(313) 865-0745

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Tree Services, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Positive Men Network

12818 Archdale Street - Detroit, MI 48227

(248) 755-3438

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Tree Services, Landscape Maintenance

Online Master Rain Gardner Training

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Old School Brothers Landscaping

(313) 915-7505

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Landscape Maintenance

Neighbors Building Brightmoor

(313) 687-4463

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Seeds

Nativescape

10380 Clinton Road - Manchester, MI 48158

(517) 456-9696

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Seeds

Native Connections

17080 Hoshel Road - Three Rivers, MI 49093

(269) 580-4765

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Motor City Marking

269 Edmund Place - Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 831-6648

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Motor City Mapping

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Motor City Makeover

2 Woodward Avenue - City of Detroit

(313) 224-4415

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Motor City Grounds Crew

(313) 757)-2672

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Landscape Material

Miss Dig

(800) 482-7171

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Michigan Wildflower Farm

520 North Hurd Road -- Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 969-6904

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Seeds

Michigan State Extension Office

5454 Venoy Road - Wayne, MI 48184

(888) 678-3464

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Michigan Native Plants Producers Association

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Michigan Community Resources

615 Griswold Street Suite 1805, Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 962-3171

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Michigan Chapter American Society of Landscape Archhitects

1000 West St. Joseph Highway, Suite 200 Lansing, MI 48915

(517) 485-4166

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MGC Lawn Service

16506 Bentler Street - Detroit, MI 48219

(313) 433-4784

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Metro Sanitation

11400 Toepfer Road, Warren, MI 48089

(586) 756-1006`

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Menards

32501 Van Dyke Avenue, Warren, MI 48093

(586) 756-1006

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Equipment Rental and Repair, Seeds, Plants, Trees, Tree Services

Meijer

1301 East Eight Mile Road, Detorit, MI 48220

(313) 369-5200

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Seeds, Plants

Mayhew's Tree Farm and Nursery

763 Fowlerville Road - Fowlerville, MI 48336

(517) 223-9783

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Master Gardens of Greater Detroit

(313) 881-5285

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Other

Main's Landscape Supply

21355 Telegraph Road, Southfield, MI 48033

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Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

MAC Gardens LLC

(313) 409-5997

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Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Lowes

19340 Verneir Road Harper Woods, MI 48225

(313) 881-6002

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Equipment Rental and Repair, Plants, Tree Services, Landscape Maintenance

Lots of Love Tool Lending

(313) 766-6281

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Seeds

Lodi Farms

2880 South Wagner Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 665-5651

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Plants, Trees, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Hardware and Tools

Lewis Equipment

14711 East Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021

(586) 445-1593

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Equipment Rental and Repair, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Hardware and Tools

Landscaping and Snow Removal

6418 Vaughn Street

(313) 205-3766

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Landfill City of Detroit State Fair Yard

19715 John R

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Landfill City of Detroit Southfield Yard

12255 Southfield Service Dr.

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Refuse Services, Government

Landfill City of Detroit Residents J Fons Transfer Station

6451 East McNichols Rd - Detroit

(313) 893-3388

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Refuse Services, Government

Landfill City of Detroit Davison Yard

8221 Davison

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Refuse Services, Equipment Rental and Repair

Landfill - City of Detroit Residents

5840 Anthon, Detroit, MI 48209

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Refuse Services, Government

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Easy and Safe Construction

Tuesday - Satruday 10:30am-6:00pm, Closed 2:30pm-3:30pm

Land Forum

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Determine Land Ownership, Learn from Others

Council District Based workshopseries designed to help Detroit residents through the process of buying vacant property in Detroit.

Keep Growing Detroit's Garden Resource Program

76 E. Forest Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

313 757-2635

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Seeds, Plants

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Understand Soil, Form a Group, Volunteer Management, Learn from Others, Easy and Safe Construction

Free soil testing and access to a massive, Detroit-based network of people and groups experienced and interested in working with land

Kaibil Tree Service

8040 Dayton Street, Detroit, MI 48210

248 667-1791

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Tree Services

Jose's Lawn Care

313 850-3279

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Landscape Maintenance

JonBoy Landscaping

24542 Five Mile Road, Redford, MI 48239

313 937-9838

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Landscape Maintenance

Johnny's Selected Seeds

955 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901

877 564-6697

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Seeds

Joe and Tony's Plumbing

313 704-5226

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Other

Igancio's Ironworks

1153 Central, Detroit, MI 48209

313 433-8810

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Fencing

Hull Brothers

6677 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48180

313 291-3333

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Hortech

14109 Cleveland Street, Nunica, MI 49884

616 842-1392

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Plants

Home Depot

18700 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI 48235

313 341-7750

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material

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Easy and Safe Construction

H-D Landscaping

15035 Carlisle Street, Detroit, MI 48205

313 319-5486

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Landscape Maintenance

Greening of Detroit Tool Lending

1418 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216

313 237-8733

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Equipment Rental and Repair

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Gonzalez Landscaping Lawncare

1255 Crawford Street, Detroit, MI 48209

313 297-9865

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Landscape Maintenance

Gee Farm

14928 Bunkerhill Road, Stockbridge, MI 49285-9405

517 769-6772

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

Ever-Joy Rent All

20425 Joy Road, Detroit, MI 48228

313 846-3130

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Equipment Rental and Repair

Ernst Conservation Seeds

8884 Mercer Pike, Meadville, PA 16335

800 873-3321

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Seeds

English Gardens

4901 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak, MI 48073

248-280-9500

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Elmiger Ornamentals

3491 N. Jerome Road, North Adams, MI 49262

517 200-8549

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Trees, Tree Services

EcoMend

13133 West Star Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48315

586 604-1808

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Soil Amendments, Other

Eastern Market

2934 Russell Streeet, Detroit, MI 48207

313 833-9300

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Plants

E & B Landscaping & Lawns

4937 Florida, Detroit, MI 48210

313 228-3391

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Landscape Maintenance

DWSD - Fire Hydrant Use Permit

735 Randolph Street, Detroit, MI 48226

313 964-9299

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Government

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Permits start at $70.00: Must initate in person at DWSD downtown office

DWSD - Report a Broken Water Main/Hydrant

735 Randolph Street, Detroit, MI 48226

313 267-7401

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Government

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DWSD Construction Permits

735 Randolph St., Detroit, MI 48226

313 964-9299

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Government

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Easy and Safe Construction

Permits necessary for an lot design that connects to DWSD pipes.

DTE Energy

800-477-4747

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Other

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Easy and Safe Construction

Report downed power line

DSD Landscaping & Cleaning Co

18630 Revere Street, Detroit, MI 48234

586 522-6175

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Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Disenos Ornamental Iron

6789 Goldsmith St., Detroit, MI 48209

313-961-6966

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Fencing

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ)

4750 Woodward Ave., Suite 408, Detroit, MI 48201

313 833-3935

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Learn from Others

Detroit Nutrient Company

26300 Ford Rd., Dearborn Hgts., MI 48217

313 768-8435

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Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

Detroit Mower Gang

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Landscape Maintenance, Lumber

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Detroit Lawn Services

19324 St. Aubin, Detroit, MI 48234

313-454-1560

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Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Maintenance

Detroit Land Bank Authority

500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200, Detroit, MI 48226

844-BUY-DLBA

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Government

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Determine Land Ownership

Public authority dedicated to returning Detroit's vacant, abandoned and foreclosed property productive use.

Detroit Hardware

6432 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

313-875-0838

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Landscape Material, Hardware and Tools

Detroit Farm & Garden

1759 21st Street, Detroit, MI 48216

313 655-2344

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material

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Understand Soil, Learn from Others

Detroit owned and operated shop with quality, natural and organic landscaping, farming and gardening supplies

Detroit Dumpster

9455 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48209

313-288-0734

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Refuse Services

Detroit Dirt

313 397-1613

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Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

Dead Animal Removal - City of Detroit, DPW

2 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

313-876-0004

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Refuse Services, Government

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Easy and Safe Construction, Report Your Concerns

DPW will collect dead dogs and cats from residential households and from city streets when reported.  Commercial property is not currently serviced

Cultivation Station

2518 Market St., Detroit, MI 48207

313 394-0441

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Soil Amendments

Copley Feed & Supply Inc.

1468 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Copley, OH 44231

330 666-4741

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Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)

440 Burroughs Street - Suite 340, Detroit, MI 48202

313 832-4620

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Other

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Form a Group, Volunteer Management

City of Detroit, Building Safety Engineering & Environment Department (BSEED)

2 Woodward Ave.- 4th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226

313 224-3233

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Government

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Easy and Safe Construction, Report Your Concerns

Most Transformation projects are currently required to submit a change of use of form to the City's BSEED Department

City Forestry Department

2 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

313 628-0900

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Government

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Easy and Safe Construction, Report Your Concerns

Report Fallen Tree

Citizen Forester Program - Greening Detroit

1418 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216

313 237-8733

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Learn from Others, Easy and Safe Construction

Develop leadership skills, network with urban environmentalist and gain technical tree planting experience while restoring the tree canopy throughout Detroit

Christensens Plant & Hardscape Center

6282 Gotfredson Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

734 454-1400

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Plants, Trees

Casey Fence Company

7660 Dix Street, Detroit, MI 48209

313 841-5290

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Fencing

Cardno

128 Sunset Drive, Walkerton, Indiana 4574

547 586-2412

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Seeds, Plants

Busy Bee Hardward

1401 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207

313 567-0785

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Seeds, Landscape Material, Hardware and Tools

Brickman Group

5100 Dewitt Rd., Canton, Pontiac, MI 48188

734 394-1430

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Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction

Brooks Lumber (Ace Hardware)

2200 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI 48216

313 962-6448

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Hardware and Tools, Lumber

Bordines

1835 Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

248 651-9000

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Seeds, Plants, Trees, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material

Blight - Property Maintenance

2 Woodward - 4th floor-Rm 411, Detroit, MI 48226

313 628-2451

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Government

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Report Your Concerns

Ciity of Detroit BSEED, Property Maintenance Division

Blight - Illegal Dumping

2 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48224

313 224-6000

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Government

Category

Report Your Concerns

City of Detroit, Department of Public Works (DPW) Solid Waste Division

Bio-Organics

2799 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA 18938

888 332-7676

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Soil Amendments, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel

Artistic Ironworks

420 Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217

313-843-2477

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Fencing

Arise Detroit

5555 Conner Ave, Suite 1233, Detroit, MI 48213

313 921-1955

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Other

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Form a Group, Volunteer Management, Learn from Others, Report Your Concerns

Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit

4885 15th Street, Detroit, MI 48208

313 896-8333

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Other

American Roots Wildflowers

1958 Hidden Lake Train, Ortonville, MI 48462

248 627-8525

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Seeds, Plants, Trees

American Lawn Corp

15200 Faircrest St, Detroit, MI 48205

313 526-3595

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Plants

Altman Plants

3742 Bluebird Canyon Road Vista, CA 92084

800-348*4881

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Plants

Advanced Disposal

Brush + Bulk Debris Collection, West Side

(844) 2-DETROIT

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Refuse Services

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Easy and Safe Construction

Every other week bulk pick up and yard waste. Yard waste runs mid April to late November. Will not collect yard waste in plastic bags.

Al's Professional Tree Service

13311 Longview Street Detroit, MI 48213

(313) 414-1965

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Tree Services, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material

Alexander's Total Lawn Care

(313) 549-0291

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Landscape Maintenance

Allemon’s Landscape Center

17727 Mack Ave Detroit, MI

(313) 882-9085

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Refuse Services, Soil/Mulch/Fill/Gravel, Landscape Material

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