We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Tree Resource Enhancement and Engagement grants!
How to Apply
Download the application packet and read all application materials thoroughly. Specific instructions are included in the application packet.
Applications can be submitted via email, snail mail, or in person. Deadline for submission is October, 12, 2018 at 5 p.m.
TREE is a competitive, cost-share tree care program administered by the Department of Forestry and Fire Management's Urban and Community Forestry Program in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry program. The grant program provides reimbursement of $1,500 to $5,000 to assist currently recognized Tree City USA communities and Tree Campus USA campuses with the management, improvement, or conservation of community trees.
Projects eligible for TREE funding include tree planting to reach canopy cover goals, tree inventory, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree ordinance review/ development, and training of volunteers and city/county employees to best care for our community forests.
Applicants must submit a completed application form that details project costs and funding sources, includes a map/ drawing of the project site, and a five-year maintenance plan for plantings.
Projects are selected on a competitive basis. A panel of judges assesses each proposal for its value to the community, thoroughness as a tree-management program and the ability to promote, improve and develop a community's urban forest, and economic feasibility.