SMA Liaison Kerry Gray SMA Michigan Liaison

Kerry Gray

[email protected]

State Coordinator: 

Kevin Sayers – [email protected] /

Welcome to Michigan’s State Liaison webpage for the Society of Municipal Arborists! 


Headline News
Oak Wilt:
 Michigan Department of Natural Resources:  Avoid Oak Wilt:  Don’t Prune trees during risk periods

Celebrate Arbor Day!  Arbor Day in Michigan is the last Friday in April, but communities can celebrate Arbor Day any day during the year.  Visit the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance website at or the Arbor Day Foundation for assistance in planning your event.

Organizations To Know

Michigan Department of Natural Resources:

Arboriculture Society of Michigan:

Michigan Oak Wilt Coalition:

Michigan State University Extension:

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance:

Grant Opportunities and Upcoming events in Michigan:


Daniel Joseph ‘DJ’ Kurkowski Memorial Scholarship – Sponsored by Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation (ASM Foundation)

Deadline:  Applications accepted on rolling basis

The Economic Development Administration Disaster Recovery Support Grants

Deadline:  None (Applications accepted on rolling basis)

Healing Our Waters Grants Available

Deadline:  None (First come, first served)

Upcoming Events:

National Events of Interest:


Kerry is the Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Planning Coordinator for the City of Ann Arbor, MI. She has a BS in Forestry and an MS in Forestry-Urban Studies both from Michigan State University and is an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist. Prior to working for the City of Ann Arbor, Kerry worked as an urban forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources assisting communities impacted by the emerald ash borer.