Apply for an Edible Trees grant

Please review the information below for recommended details relating to your project proposal.

The 2019 Edible Trees program is open for applications.

Applications close on March 1st, 2019

Proposed Tree planting Project:

Applicants must provide a full description of their tree planting project and its benefits to the local community. The proposed project should take place on a public site that is accessible to the community. Trees should be able to grow in perpetuity, allowing for the longevity of the positive impacts of the project. Tangible and measurable goals should be emphasized throughout the proposal reflecting the needs of the community and how they will benefit from the trees. An educational component to engage community members with the project is also recommended.

When considering planting activities, please keep in mind that planting seasons are Spring 2019 (May 1st – June 30th) and Fall 2019 (September 1st – October 31st). The number of trees intended for the project should be based on the available space of the site and the grant amount ($3,500). To help you determine your species selection and cost per tree, contact your local nursery for assistance.

Community Engagement:

Long-term engagement with the project is a primary objective of the program. Please include an explanation of how the proposed project will engage with the local community and provide a plan for how members will maintain their involvement in the project over time.

Technical Expertise and maintenance:

The project must be supported by someone with technical expertise to guide the applicant through its efforts. It is important to develop a maintenance plan for the harvest and to ensure the survival of the trees. Also, evaluation criteria should be elaborated in order to monitor the success of the project over the years.

Promotion and Event:

A planting activity and recognition event is required for the project. Please include a proposed date and description of an event where you will acknowledge the efforts of your community as well as the sponsors that have made your project possible. Funding of the grant is contingent on the applicant hosting a recognition event.

By submitting your application, you understand that Tree Canada provides grant funding upon completion of the project.

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If you have further questions about the program or experience any difficulties filling out the application form, please contact the Edible Trees program manager Justin P.-Letourneau at jpletourneau@treecanada.ca or at (613) 567-5545 Ext. 225.