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Tree Fund

The Tree Fund provides trees to neighborhoods to enhance the City’s urban forest. Neighborhood groups can receive awards of 10-40 trees, including up to one fruit tree per household. All projects must demonstrate its capacity to build a stronger and healthier community, and must:

  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project.
  • Demonstrate community match.
  • Occur within the Seattle city limits.

All planting projects occur in the fall.

To see a map of the 2009 Tree Fund projects, click here. To search all NMF projects, click here.

Who Should Apply
The Tree Fund is open to groups of neighbors that represent a minimum of five households on a given block.

When to Apply
Applications must be received by the Neighborhood Matching Fund office by 5pm, Monday, August 16, 2010. Applicants are notified of award decision within six weeks of application deadline.

How to Apply
Before applying, carefully review the application guidelines. The Tree Fund application form will be available in early Spring of 2010. Please check back.

For more information about the Tree Fund, contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund project manager.


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