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Begin a Trees for Nebraska Towns Project

Begin a Trees for Nebraska Towns Project

For Nebraska community groups who need $5,000-$25,000 to improve their community forests with large-maturing shade trees and companion plants in public spaces. For projects needing less than $5,000 consider our Ten Free Trees program.

Schedule a Pre-Application Consultation to learn about our application process.

2022-2023 Timeline

Call for Applications November 2022 through January 2023

Project Selection February 2023

Project Planting May through October 2023

Reimbursement Requests Due December 10, 2023

How to Apply

Community groups in need of funding to improve their community forests are eligible for Trees for Nebraska Towns. Successful projects have volunteers, city staff and professionals that work together to complete the process. For more on the program and who should apply, review the Trees for Nebraska Towns Application Guide.

Create a budget for your project.

Don't forget to review the Specification for Partnership Projects to learn what is required during planting as well as the Reimbursement Guidelines. 

Create a Plan
Get to know your site and its surroundings, then use what you find out to set goals. You must have a thoughtful plan drawn to scale that indicates the placement of each tree and the location of the project within your town. Professional designs are not required but are encouraged. For help finding a designer near you look here.

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