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Londoners Invited to Apply for 2018 TreeME Tree Matching Fund


Applications for 2018 TreeME Tree Matching Fund are now being accepted!

With a maximum of $50,000 available per project, this unique program allows Londoners to initiate, manage and implement tree planting projects on private property that make a difference to our urban forest for today and the future.

Neighbourhood residents, community groups, not-for-profit or charitable organizations can rally together to plant trees of all sizes on private property including places of worship, community, neighbourhood or business associations, co-operative housing, schools, and not-for-profit agencies.

New this year, a group of five households or more can access a maximum of $3,000 to plant at least 10 trees on their private land.

Applicants must match 25% of the total requested amount per project through a combination of participants’ volunteer time on the project, donations, fundraising and gifts in kind.

Approximately 90% of all tree planting opportunities in the city of London are on private lands. Planting of trees on private property supports the strategic focus of Building a Sustainable City as identified in City Council’s Strategic Plan for the City of London 2015-2019. This initiative also supports the Urban Forest Strategy-Enhancing the Forest City. London has a goal of reaching a tree canopy cover of 34% by 2065 through the mission to plant more, protect more and maintain better. The TreeME program helps achieve this goal ensuring that London has a resilient and sustainable urban forest for current and future generations.

Application deadline is Monday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Project planting must be completed by November 1, 2019.

Visit london.ca/treeme for full application guidelines, resources and the online application portal.