TreeUtah’s School Tree Planting Grant is designed to provide financial, logistical, and staff support for public elementary school tree planting projects. This program helps public schools plant trees on school grounds in conjunction with our award winning Discovering Trees with Carrie Cottonwood outreach program. Our goal is to engage as many students as possible to share the importance of trees.
Any or charter public elementary school in Utah may apply. All trees must be planted on school grounds with assistance and consultation from TreeUtah staff. Moreover, all projects must have a long-term plan for watering and maintenance to give the trees the best chance of survival.
Applicants are asked to identify up to three desired planting dates. However, we cannot always accommodate preferred dates due to scheduling conflicts with other planting events. We ask that you please be flexible when scheduling a planting date.
Grant recipients will receive:
Before the planting event, a TreeUtah representative will finalize the planting location and the species of tree for the space. 1-5 trees depending on need, ability to care for new trees, and number of student participants. Assistance with pre-planting preparation. Assistance with organizing and managing the tree planting event. An educational component held the day of the planting.
TreeUtah has a fall and spring grant cycle.
For the fall cycle, applications must be submitted by September 1st, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall plantings must be completed by November 18th, 2016. Spring grant requests must be received by March 1st, 2017. Spring plantings events must take place by June 2nd or the end of the school year. All applications must be submitted by email and must include: 1. Completed application (pdf application is below) 2. Photos of your proposed planting site and surrounding landscape features. (Email in JPG format. No photos larger than 1.5MB. 3-5 photos are usually sufficient).
Please direct any questions to Nate Orbock, Planting Coordinator, at email@example.com.