NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is now accepting urban forestry project proposals through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) and the Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program.
TAEP funds will be used to enhance the state of Tennessee through tree planting. “These TAEP-funded projects require that the trees must come from a Tennessee nursery,” Urban Forestry resource specialist Brian Rucker said. “These activities support our nursery industry and provide clean air and water, stormwater control and aesthetic values to our communities.”
U&CF funds support all other urban forestry related projects. Projects that address ordinances, inventory and management planning, advisory organization and staffing of an urban or community forestry program will be given priority. Other projects for education, training, printed materials, and travel to state and national urban forestry conferences are also accepted. Local governments, private non-profit organizations and educational institutions are eligible to apply.