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TreePlanters Grant

TreePlanters Grant

Overview

TAKE A WALK around your neighborhood and notice spaces throughout your community that are calling for trees to be planted. As you walk, record the addresses of possible planting locations and/or make a map for your reference.

CONTACT YOUR NEIGHBORS. Personally talk to your neighbors at the identified addresses and get them interested in being part of the process.

INVITE interested neighbors to help you organize.

Apply for the Openlands TreePlanters Grant to plant trees in your neighborhood with your community! The TreePlanters Grant is for Chicago residents who would like to facilitate a community tree planting day in their community with their neighbors.

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To be considered for a Spring 2017 (Apr-May) planting, the completed application must be submitted by January 16, 2017. To be considered for a Fall 2017 (Sep-Nov) planting, the completed application must be submitted by June 15, 2017.

 


 

This grant is for Chicago residents who would like to facilitate a community tree planting day with their neighbors. By engaging neighbors, local businesses and organizations, the applicant will identify locations for 10 to 30 trees to be planted, as well as volunteers interested in planting them.

Planting locations must be in the city of Chicago and on public land. Public land is considered to be the parkways between the curb and the sidewalk in front of residential houses, CPS school property, and some vacant lots. We will no longer accept proposals that are solely for planting in Chicago Parks.

All plantings must fall within walking distance a few blocks or less of each other; please understand that this is a community engagement and education opportunity and we need the community to be together.

Openlands will facilitate a few events with each community receiving the grant including a site visit, the community tree planting day, and annual community maintenance events for the following two years.

Not all applications will be able to receive a grant.

 

 We look forward to planting with you and your community!

 


Support for Openlands' Urban Forestry Program is generously provided by The Boeing Company and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

In-kind support provided by

Bartlett       

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