For 20 years, Trees Forever has helped communities with local tree planting and forestry efforts. By providing funding and technical assistance, trees Forever empowers local volunteers to carry-out well-planned, volunteer-led, energy efficient reforestation and beautification projects. A nationally recognized and award-winning model, the program is a unique partnership between Trees Forever and both investor-owned and municipal utilities in Iowa.
The Power of TreesTM Program is a partnership between Black Hills Energy (formerly Aquila), Trees Forever, and communities that empowers volunteers to complete and maintain locally-led tree planting projects.
The purpose of the program is to provide annual matching grants and technical assistance for projects such as:
• Residential areas
Who is eligible to participate?
Communities in Iowa served by Black Hills Energy.
The goals of Power of Trees include:
• developing educated, empowered community volunteers
• the completion and maintenance of tree planting projects
What assistance or services are provided through this program?
The program provides annual matching grants for the purchase of trees, ranging from $500 to $7,000.
Trees Forever field coordinators provide technical and planning assistance on a variety of topics, including:
• species selection
• review of a site plan
• planting and care of trees
• planting for energy efficiency
• volunteer coordination
• working with the media
Reports are due from reapplying communities with the application.
What is the application deadline? November 1.
Thanks to the program sponsor Black Hills Energy
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