Grants available for tree planting

Trees make the world healthier and communities more beautiful, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, announcing 2022 deadlines for an annual grant program that promotes the planting of trees across the state.

The DNR and its partners, nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan and the DTE Foundation, this year will award up to $100,000 in one-to-one matching grants to fund tree planting.

Local units of government, schools and nonprofit organizations can apply for up to $4,000 each for tree planting projects in parks, along city streets, on school grounds, or in other public places.

Interested groups can learn more and apply for grants at tinyurl.com/4pshrwsd. Applicants must apply by June 17.

The DTE Foundation will announce award winners in July. Projects must be completed by the following May.

The grant program has led to the planting of more than 20 million trees in Michigan since 1996, according to the DNR.


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