Tree Canopy Fund 2017-2018

Here is an update on all Tree Canopy Fund programming for this year.

  • Education Grants: We are seeking proposals for education projects that support the overall goal of the Tree Canopy Fund to restore and increase the County’s tree cover over time. The deadline is September 18.
  • Tree Planting: The grant program for tree planting is on hiatus this year so we can evaluate and consider restructuring to improve the program. We plan to offer a grant program in 2018 and expect to announce the timeline in March 2018.
  • Trees Not Thriving: Reports for trees that were planted during the spring of 2017 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.

Tree Planting Program Overview
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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

Tree Planting – Background Information and Materials

Note – the tree planting  program is on hiatus until 2018.

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 (for reference – we will update these materials in 2018 when the tree planting program is announced)

Resources for Applicants