RNeighborwoods Announces Tree Grant Recipients | Community Spirit
Many applied, but only one was chosen. And in the end, RNeighborwoods decided Rochester's Holmsted Neighborhood was worthy of some free trees.
RNeighborwoods runs the tree grant program every fall and spring, but this year it had a record number of applicants.
The winning neighborhood needs to be lacking trees, or have a high number of ash trees, and at least 20 people willing to plant rain or shine.
"It gets people to know their neighbors. It gets a few more trees in the neighborhoods maybe that have been removed over the years. Most people don't think that they can plant trees without a permit, so this is a good way to get the city and neighbors involved to plant them properly," said Jacob Ryg, the forester for the city of Rochester.
The Holmsted Neighborhood will get 20 free trees and will have a community planting on October 9th at 9am.