The Community Forestry Program provides 50 percent cost-share funding to urban homeowners, neighborhood groups, villages and cities to help pay for the cost of purchasing, planting, maintaining and removing trees.
The applicant’s share can come from private funding, community grants, the community’s budget, or in many cases, donated labor. Applicants can often accomplish tree planting projects with in-kind donations and labor, and no out-of-pocket expenses. In order to qualify for cost-share funding, trees must be placed between the house or business and the street.
About 500 new trees have improved neighborhoods throughout the district while at the same time dead or diseased trees have been removed.
To find out more about the Community Foresty Program, email Galen Wittrock.