Tree Grant Helps Troy Park
The City of Troy has received a Green Tree Grant of $837 to help purchase replacement trees at Fairgrounds Park, also known as the "Duck Pond" park. Several trees were casualties of the past hot, dry summer.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative and its power supplier, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Jefferson City, team up each year to offer Green Tree Partnership grants to help area communities plant trees.
A qualified community organization can apply for up to $1,000 to help purchase trees for parks, school grounds, historic sites, roadside areas, public buildings and other public locations.
A tree planting plan must be submitted with a Green Tree Partnership grant application. “Be sure that planted trees are clear of utility lines,” says Chris Ryan, who coordinates Cuivre River’s portion of the program. “Include a map or drawing of planting locations, tree type and proximity to utility lines.”
Grants may also be used to match funds for other programs, such as the Missouri Department of Conservation's Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance program and the Department of Highway and Transportation's Transportation Enhancement program.
To obtain a Green Tree Partnership grant application, contact Chris Ryan at 800.392.3709, ext. 4732, or simply select the "Green Tree Partnership Application" button below to obtain and print an official application.
CREC Marketing Representative Chris Ryan (center) presents a Green Tree Grant to Troy Park Superintendent Scott Muckerman to replace trees damaged by last summer's heat. From left, Park Board Member George Clay, Mayor Mark Cross and (far right) Alderman Margaret Eversmeyer help mark the occasion.