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2016-2017 Program Announcement: We are now accepting online expressions of interest for tree planting! Our deadline is August 12.

Trees Not Thriving: Reports for trees that were planted during the winter of 2015-2016 that are not thriving should be submitted online. In order for your tree to be considered for warranty replacement, you must also call the ACE office after submitting online report: 703-228-6427.

Contractor Request for Proposals: ACE is accepting proposals for a company to do tree planting for Arlington County’s Tree Canopy Fund. We anticipate planting 150 to 175 trees during spring 2017, Deadline for proposals is Friday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Concerned about the declining tree canopy in Arlington? We are, too! So, in 2009 the Tree Canopy Fund (TCF), was launched after Arlington County Board approval in 2007 with the goals of arresting the decline and restoring and increasing the County’s tree cover over time. Administered by ACE and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission (UFC), the fund provides grants to individuals and community groups to plant and maintain trees on private property.  Since its inception, 1,213 trees have been planted!

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) appreciates taking part in the Tree Canopy Fund program, which provides us with the ability to beautify our properties with new trees. Planting these trees is something that normally would not fall within our means to do.”

Nina Janopaul, CEO/President, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

How to Apply

  1. Review program guidelines to make sure your property is eligible and you understand how applications are evaluated. (Additional background information is also provided below.)
  2. By August 12 – Submit an expression of interest form.
  3. If selected, by October 14 – Submit an online application form. (Available on August 19).

Background Information and Materials

Grant applications can be for:

  • Tree planting on private property, or
  • Maintenance to be performed on specific trees designated by Arlington County through their Champion Tree Program and Tree and Shrub Ordinance. Please email to request support.

Those eligible to apply for and receive TCF grants include:

  • Civic and homeowner associations
  • Community nonprofit organizations
  • Civic service clubs
  • School-related groups
  • Ad hoc neighborhood groups
  • Individuals

Important Notes

  • The TCF provides funds for planting trees with diameters of about two inches that, at maturity, will be large canopy trees.
  • ACE and UFC reserve the right to reduce the scope and/or cost of any proposal.
  • Grant applications will be accepted and approved once or twice a year, depending on the availability of funds.

2016 Tree Canopy Fund Materials 

Resources for Applicants