Application process now open for Trees for Kids programs

DNR news release

DES MOINES Applications are now being accepted for the Trees for Kids Grant and Trees for Kids Seedlings through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Applications are due in March and are open to public organizations such as municipalities, schools, neighborhood associations, parks and recreation departments, county conservation boards, etc.

Recipients of the Trees for Kids grants have the possibility to receive up to $5,000 to purchase trees and mulch from a nursery, but must include youth education, preferably by having youth help plant the trees. Application deadline for Trees For Kids grant is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Recipients of the Trees for Kids Seedlings have the possibility to get up to 200 free tree seedlings from the Iowa DNR’s State Forest Nursery. The seedlings must be planted on public property or given away to students to take home to plant. Application deadline for Trees for Kids Seedlings is Friday, March 22, 2019.

“These programs are a great avenue to get our youth actively involved and interested in forestry,” said Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa DNR. “Trees not only provide an educational opportunity, but also add to the aesthetic beauty of Iowa’s landscape.”

Click here for the Trees for Kids grant application – due March 1, 2019

Click here for the Trees for Kids Seedling application – due March 22, 2019