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In-Kind Grants to Pennsylvania Residents for Tree Planting Projects in Eligible Locations


Geographic Focus

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny County

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TreeVitalize Pittsburgh

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #169374

Grant Description

In-kind grants to Pennsylvania individuals to support tree planting projects in eligible locations. Applicants must contact program staff prior in order to apply. Funding is intended for activities that improve the quality of life for residents and enhance the environment in Allegheny County. The program supports forestry expertise, trees, supplies, and planting event coordination for neighborhood groups. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh also accepts applications for community parks and trails, and for restoration plantings.

If awarded, your community will receive:
  • From 10 to 100 trees planted at your location, based on your group’s request, capacity, and level of experience. The number, species, and type of trees awarded will be determined by TreeVitalize.
  • Tree planting site preparation and maintenance materials such as tree stakes, arbor ties, mulch, and watering buckets.
  • Community forestry expertise from TreeVitalize Pittsburgh partners.
  • Priority enrollment for Tree Tenders training offered at various locations.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply for Tree Vitalize Pittsburgh, you must be an Allegheny County Resident

The Primary Contact on the application must be a Tree Tender prior to the application deadline. You also need one Tree Tender involved for every ten trees you wish to plant through the program.

Prior to community planting applicants should:
- Solicit donations for food, water, trash bags, and other supplies.
- Advertise their planting day and recruit volunteers.

Pre-Application Information:

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh applications are being accepted now for the spring 2023 tree planting season.

Before submitting your application for consideration, you must first contact Alicia Wehrle, no later than October 17, 2022. Alicia can provide more in-depth information about the application process and will send the digital application to you.

After this initial contact, required site visits will be scheduled through November. Final applications are due December 1.

About the program:

TreeVitalize Resources:

Pittsburgh Street Tree Inventory:

How to become a Tree Tender:

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests must be for a minimum of 10 trees.

Contact Information:

Contact Alicia Wehrle, Director of Community Forestry and TreeVitalize Pittsburgh or 412-586-2386.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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