Grant Encourages Tree Planting Projects

Hardwood Forestry Fund

Deadline: August 31, 2012


The Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, and education, as well as environmentally sound uses of renewable forest resources. The Fund supports projects on public land, including state, local, or university land, or on property owned by nonprofit organizations.


Grants are provided for the planting and/or management of commercial hardwood species, giving preference to cherry, red oak, white oak, hard maple, and walnut. Examples of planting sites include idle land being converted to forest; sites damaged by wildfire, insect or disease, ice, or wind storms; and naturally regenerating sites lacking desired stocking or species composition. Priority is given to hardwood seedling planting on state forest land managed for multiple use. The grant application deadline for spring 2013 planting is August 31, 2012. Visit the Fund’s website for more information.