Chicago Region Trees Initiative Grants Hub

Funding Opportunities Chicago Region Trees Initiatives CTI) maintains a hub with grants that can help you plant and care for trees, expand your municipal or nonprofit environmental programs, tackle invasive species in your community, plant pollinator gardens, enhance your community advocacy efforts, and more! Be sure to read the Request for Proposals (RFP) section to […]

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Trees Forever Grants Hub

Project Funding Grants available through Trees Forever can be accessed here. Those in Illinois that will open soon include: Illinois Community Canopy: Tree Inventories Fund the completion of a tree inventory and management plan that will guide your town to maintain and expand its canopy and help you address issues discovered during the inventory. Completing an […]

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What is a tree equity score?

The story is the same in nearly every city across the United States. With few exceptions, trees are sparse in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods and more prominent in wealthier, whiter neighborhoods. Redlining policies, dating back to the 1930s, laid the groundwork for this inequity. American Forests is laser-focused on addressing this inequity by greening all — […]

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USDA Invests $1.5 billion in trees

The USDA Forest Service is investing more than $1.5 billion in urban forests across the country. This historic funding will bring nature-based solutions to combat extreme heat and climate change in cities, towns, and suburbs where more than 84% of Americans live, work, and play. To learn more about: Urban Forests:… Urban and Community […]

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Case Study, Alton, Illinois

Case Study, Sierra Club and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Alton, IL The Sierra Club Illinois Three Rivers Project, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), and the City of Alton collaborated to plant native trees in areas of Alton that were lacking a diversity of tree species, had limited […]

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Uprooting Injustice, One Tree at a Time. Join our webinar!

Uprooting injustice by planting trees
Friends for Tree Equity, Host

Wednesday March 13, 6:30pm to 7:45 pm

Friends for Tree Equity, Illinois is becoming one of central and southern Illinois’ key resources for equitable tree planting.  Our goal is to provide the tools, resources, and encouragement needed to build healthy, resilient communities, while also mitigating some of the worst effects of our warming climate.

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