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.
In the five-year period, 2010-2015, 859 new trees were planted and 226 old trees removed.
To find out more about the Community Foresty Program, email Galen Wittrock.