SMA Michigan Liaison
SMA Liaison Kerry Gray
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

E-News: To keep up to date on urban and community forestry grants, resources and activities in Michigan sign up for E-News from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban & Community Forestry program at

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:

Michigan ISA:

Michigan Oak Wilt Coalition:

Michigan State University Extension:

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance:

Grant Opportunities in Michigan:


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban & Community Forestry Program

Deadline: Grant Dependent

Community Tree Planting Grants Available from Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA)

Deadline:  Annually in Spring

USDA Forest Service Grant Opportunities

Deadline: Grant Dependent

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

Deadline:  Applications accepted on rolling basis

Kerry Gray is Principal Consultant with the Davey Resource Group, Inc (DRG) where she assists communities in planning, growing, and caring for their urban forests. Prior to joining DRG, she served as the Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Planning Coordinator for over 10 years with the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kerry has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Forestry-Urban Studies, both from Michigan State University (Go Green!). She is an ISA Certified Arborist & Municipal Specialist and a member of the Michigan Urban and Community Forestry Council.