Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant Available – Deadline is January 16th

There is still time to apply for an Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant. This grant is for Chicago residents and organizations like community gardens that would like to facilitate a tree planting on public land within city limits (including CPS property, city parkways, some vacant lots, and park land). Applicants can request 10-40 trees, and will receive planning assistance from TreeKeepers staff.

On planting day, the Openlands Forestry Crew and certified TreeKeepers will provide tools and training to all volunteers present. In return, they ask that you help gather your neighbors and help keep care for the trees for the next few years while they get established. With the help of TreeKeepers, your group will work to educate community members on proper planting methods and tree care. This not only ensures the health of the trees planted at these events, but also gives volunteers knowledge that they can use in their own backyards.

The deadline for Spring planting applications is January 16th.

The link to Openlands Treeplanter’s Grant Application is available here. There are four questions to answer. Openlands staff is available for any questions regarding the grant or application process at trees@openlands.org or 312-863-6271.

 

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