There is still time to apply for a grant for your fall tree planting project. If your city is a Tree City USA community, or planning to apply for that designation this year, you are eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or tribal governments may also apply in partnership with designated communities.

The 2013 Tree City USA Tree Planting Grants provide financial assistance to communities working to achieve the goal of a self-sustaining community forestry program by properly planting trees to increase canopy cover. Applicants can request up to $10,000 for trees to be planted in their community to enhance urban forests. Though not required, matching funds are encouraged as a demonstration of community commitment to urban forestry. Staff and volunteer time, tree planting materials, and other associated costs may be used to match grants. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2013.

Check out the grant resources webpage for more information on tree planting grants.

Funds for this project are made possible through the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program. This is a one-time grant opportunity available to Washington’s Tree City USA Communities, or those planning to apply for Tree City USA this year, (call for more information 360-902-1703 or 1-800-523-8733.

Planting an Arbor Day tree in Richland. It is always important to water trees during and following transplanting throughout the dry summer season.
Planting an Arbor Day tree in Richland. It is always important to water trees during and following transplanting throughout the dry summer season.