Helping beatify Weston County through tree planting!
The purpose of this grant is to increase tree plantings and beatification of our public areas in Weston County. The program is designed to assist local organizations, schools, tree boards or other community entities in tree planting projects taking place on public land in Weston County.
Examples of tree planting projects funded in previous years can be seen across Weston County, including:
- The Weston County Library
- The Upton Downtown and Elementary School areas
- The 4-way stop on the east side of Newcastle and the Newcastle Bike Path
- Newcastle Cemetery
- Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department
The Senior Housing Authority
The trees must be planted on public property and proposed projects should have the permission of the entity responsible for the property where the planting will occur.
The grant is a 60/40 cost share. The District will pay 60% of the costs while 40% is provided through a financial match or in-kind donation of materials or labor by the applicants. Seven grants up to $500 each will be funded annually. Along with trees, the grant money can also be used to purchase wire cages, mulch chips or other planting aids to assist with survival and growth of the trees. The District strongly suggests that wire cages be placed around individual trees for several years after planting to protect them from deer and other wildlife damage.
See some of the projects the district has helped fund in the past