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Wisconsin’s urban forests.
Contact information
Suzann (Su) DaWalt
Urban Forestry financing specialist
715-453-2188 ext. 1267

Urban forestry grants

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers urban forestry grants to cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in or conducting projects in Wisconsin. These grants fall into three categories: Regular grants, startup grants and catastrophic storm grants.

Regular grants
Urban forest

Regular grants are competitive cost-share grants of up to $25,000. Grants are to support new, innovative projects that will develop sustainable urban and community forestry programs, not to subsidize routine forestry activities.

  • The 2017 application period is now open! Regular grant information.
Startup grants
tree planting

Startup grants are competitive cost-share grants of up to $5,000. These simplified grants are available to communities that want to start or restart an urban forestry program.

  • The 2017 application period is now open! Startup grant information.
Catastrophic storm grants
storm damage

Catastrophic storm grants fund tree repair, removal or replacement within urban areas following a catastrophic storm event for which the governor has declared a State of Emergency under s. 323.10, Wis. Stats.


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Last revised: Monday August 15 2016