State urban forestry grants available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Division of Forestry is now accepting proposals for community tree planting projects.

County and city governments and private nonprofit organizations may apply for grants up to $20,000.

The funds must be used for planting trees on public land, such as parks, streets, greenways or other local public places. Eligible items include the cost of trees, shipping, contracted planting labor and mulch.

Last year more than $154,951 funded the planting of 2,151 trees in 25 urban areas.

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