Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Grant amount: Up to US $25,000
Next anticipated deadline: May 11, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)
Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 1, 2019 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Missouri
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- To assist Missouri communities in initiating or significantly improving their efforts to care for the community forest,
- To encourage communities to have a sustainable, balanced, and comprehensive community forestry program.
- A sustainable, balanced, and comprehensive community forestry program ideally should be based on a current tree inventory and managed with the guidance of a community forestry professional,
- To promote community forestry benefits through the proper management and care of trees in Missouri communities.
Activities are listed in order of priority.
- Municipal tree ordinance development by a forestry consultant;
- Development and adoption of a written community tree management plan or community readiness plan for addressing exotic insect or disease outbreaks;
- Community tree inventories (hazardous tree survey and maintenance needs survey);
- The format for all inventory projects must be compatible with i-Tree software (for more information, go to itreetools.org).
- Management of ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees based on an existing community tree inventory;
- Emerald ash borer is an exotic beetle found in many states, including Missouri.
- Since its discovery, emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees, caused regulatory agencies to enforce quarantines and fines to prevent movement of the pest out of area, and cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators, and forest products industries tens of millions of dollars.
- For more information, go to emeraldashborer.info.
- Training of city employees and volunteers to improve community forestry practices;
- Purchase of tree-care education materials, such as books, videos, and computer software;
- Initial costs of certification for in-house employees by the International Society of Arboriculture;
- Development and/or distribution of tree-care related educational materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, videos, PSAs, or door hangers (not produced for resale);
- Removal of hazardous trees;
- Pruning according to ANSI A300 specifications — no topping;
- See American National Standards Institute A300 Standard Practices for Woody Plant Maintenance (ANSI A300).
- Tree-planting projects as part of a comprehensive tree management program;
- The Missouri Forest Action Plan sets the strategy for tree management in Missouri by MDC.
- Other activities not specifically listed here but that meet Issue Theme Eight needs in the Plan are desired.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Eligible applicants:
- All units of government
- Public schools
- Non-profit groups with appropriate permission documented.
- Such organization must be a 501(c)(3) with a federal identification number.
- All projects must be located on publicly owned Missouri property.
- Grant recipients can receive up to 60 percent of the money needed for their projects.
- Planting of ash (Fraxinus sp.) is ineligible for funding.
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