The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced recently that community matching grants are now available for tree-planting projects.
The funds are available through the National Tree Planting Program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Under the program, communities contract with small businesses for the purchase and planting of trees on lands owned by local governments.
For grant applications, call Gene Piotrowski of the Urban and Community Forestry Division of the Department of Natural Resources at (301) 974-3776. Applications must be completed and returned by Wednesday.