Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Statewide, Pittsburgh, Southeast TreeVitalize Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for TreeVitalize Tree Planting Grants for 2017.  The deadline for applications is September 30.
TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover in Pennsylvania's metropolitan areas.  Both municipalities and nonprofit organizations are eligible.
$100,000 in funding for planting grants and $25,000 for innovative projects throughout the state will be available.
Grant awards will be announced by November 1.
For all the details and how to apply, visit the TreeVitalize Tree Planting Grants webpage.
Pittsburgh TreeVitalize Grants
Earlier in July, the Western PA Conservancy announced applications were available for Spring 2017 Tree Plantings from TreeVitalize Pittsburgh.  Applications are due September 16.
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh supports street, park and riverfront tree plantings by supplying trees and services for locations throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
Every Pittsburgh neighborhood is eligible to participate in TreeVitalize, and many Allegheny County municipalities are eligible as well.
Please contact Jeffrey Bergman, TreeVitalize director, at 412-586-2396 or send email to: to discuss your planting plan before moving forward with your project.
For more information, an application and instructions, visit the WPC’s TreeVitalize Pittsburgh webpage.
Southeast TreeVitalize Grant Program
The PA Horticultural Society is now accepting applications for the 2017 TreeVitalize Watersheds Grants Program to support tree planting along stream corridors, wetlands, adjacent upland areas, headwaters and naturalized stormwater basins in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
Applications are due September 1.  Click Here to download an announcement of the grants.
For more information, visit the PHS TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Program 2017 webpage.
(Reprinted in part from the July 20 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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