Communities can optimize the benefits of trees with funding from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry. Applications are now available for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) Community Tree Planting Program to increase and improve urban tree populations.
Eligible applicants include cities, local government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations, such as neighborhood associations, civic groups, and community volunteer tree groups. Awards range from $500 to $20,000 for approved projects.
Projects can include planting on private property on a riparian area, which is a 35-foot transitional area between land that contains a mix of trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers and the edge of a river, stream, or creek bank.
Learn more about city landscapes grants here.