Trees for Private Property
The Trees Forever ReLeaf Team is currently looking for tree-planting sites to help replant the private canopy following the 2020 derecho! Apply here if you are interested in coordinating a medium- to large-scale planting project on a private property.
How Applicants and Trees Forever Will Work Together
Submit your interest through the application link below, and within two weeks a ReLeaf team member will reach out to schedule a site visit. Site visits will be conducted in the spring, summer, and fall of 2024. During the site visit, we’ll walk the property with you to learn how the space is used and where you might like to plant trees, and then our team will draft a planting plan for your review and approval. Once the planting plan is finalized, our team will place the tree order and work with you to set the delivery time in spring (April through May) or fall (September through October).
The awarded trees will vary in size based on site needs, are provided completely free and will be delivered straight to the site. Each site is responsible for coordinating the planting. Our team is happy to provide training and resources about how to organize a planting event, if requested.
What kinds of sites qualify for this application?
• Churches, temples, mosques, synagogues
• School and daycare centers
• Nonprofit site or campuses
• Apartment complexes
• HOA common areas
For this application, we are looking for private sites that are interested in at least 10 or more trees. It’s okay if you aren’t 100% sure about the number of trees for your site — we’ll work on that together as part of the site visit and planting plan process.
If you know for sure that the site cannot handle 10 or more trees, you can still qualify for receiving trees in the future through our waitlist. Trees often pop up as available throughout the fall and winter when there are cancellations. Reach out to our ReLeaf Project Lead, Ben Vaughan, at email@example.com, and we’ll add you to the waitlist.
Additional Program Details
Who should fill out the application?
The site leader (example: pastor of a church) or primary contact (example: garden manager of a church) should complete the application. Ideally, the contact should have some decision-making ability about the site, and/or can help coordinate with leadership. The contact should also have the ability to schedule the site visit with relevant parties.
When should an application be submitted?
We are looking for projects in the spring (April through May) and fall (September throughout October). The earlier, the better! But please do not submit an application on behalf of a site without getting their permission and blessing first.
What is the expected timeline?
After submitting the application, you should hear back from us within two weeks to schedule a site visit in 2024. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, while funding is available.
Applications submitted before February 1, 2024 will be considered for the spring planting season (April through May 2024).
Applications submitted between February 1 and July 15, 2024 will be considered for the fall planting season (September through October 2024).
Applications submitted after July 15, 2024 will be considered for the next season (beginning April 2025).
Can I talk to a staff member before submitting an application?
To talk through the process or ask any questions you might have, we would be happy to schedule a call. Please reach out to our ReLeaf Project Lead, Ben Vaughan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.