Care: TreeLC Mini Grants

WAPHA Committee with their newly built tree guardDo you have a creative idea for tree stewardship? Apply for a MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Mini-Grant! MillionTreesNYC is launching the 2013 TreeLC Mini-Grants program to empower committed community groups to organize and strengthen street tree and reforestation stewardship efforts in their neighborhoods.
This year we are offering two options: street tree projects and reforestation projects. Grants of up to $1000 (maximum) per project will be awarded.

Application deadline is May 1, 2013. Before you apply, please read important guidelines:


If you have any questions about the mini-grants program or submitting the online application form, please contact

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MillionTreesNYC 2012 TreeLC Mini-Grant Winners:

  • 500 Block W 150th St Block Association: will organize a Youth “Adopt-a-Tree” program, and offer a tree care workshop and planting day in Hamilton Heights. Students acting as “Tree Buddies” will care for tree beds and will create tree journals to document their tree stewardship. (Received $1000)
  • Chelsea Garden Club & 300 W. 23, 22 & 21 St Block Association: will enhance planting in the bike lane tree pits from 18th Street to 30th Street on 8th Avenue. This project will culminate with a "Walking Tour" of the mini-gardens created by the group. (Received $600)
  • E 103rd Community: will work in East Harlem to plant shrubs and flowers in tree beds, mulch, remove litter, and educate their community about tree care. (Received $1000)
  • Forth on Fourth Avenue: will expand tree stewardship in Park Slope/Boerum Hill/Gowanus by educating these communities about the benefits of trees. They will provide inexpensive tree guards, plantings, mulch and watering assistance to new tree stewards and recognize their efforts by distributing Friends of 4th decals. (Received $700)
  • G.I.V.E. (Getting Involved, Virginia Avenue Efforts), Inc.: will hold a tree workshop and planting event in Newbold Avenue & Virginia Ave, Bronx to get the community involved in caring for tree beds, planting bulbs, mulching installing and decorating tree guards. (Received $980)
  • Garden Scouts: will launch The Tree Pamperers Project to recruit candidates to become community Tree Scouts and offering tree care workshops in East New York. Workshops will cover basic tree irrigation, compost and mulch care, and how to spot a tree in need of pruning. (Received $1000)
  • Human Impacts Institute: will bring together Ecopreneurs and Growing Our Roots programs to connect small businesses with community stewardship and youth leadership training in the Southside Williamsburg community. They will work with storefronts to adopt local street trees and work with local teens to plant bulbs and mulch neglected tree pits. Two participating businesses will receive a one-of-a-kind tree guard for their tree at the end of the program. (Received $760)
  • Lenox Road Block Association Alliance: will plant flowers and cultivate street tree beds on Lenox Road between Nostrand and New York Avenues. They will host a workday and conduct outreach in the community to increase tree adoptions. (Received $440)
  • Montessori Day School of Brooklyn PTA: will engage students in caring for the trees, tree beds and building tree guards to protect trees near their school in Prospect Heights. (Received $450)
  • Newkirk Cares Collaborative: will build tree guards, prioritizing newly planted and young trees, plant flowers and mulch tree beds along the Newkirk Avenue corridor in Flatbush. (Received $1000)
  • Proyecto de Embellecimiento 137th Street Beautification Project: will organize a block planting in West Harlem involving kids and will provide gardening tools and tree pruning tools. They will take Citizen Tree pruner classes and create a bilingual street tree coloring book with fun tree facts. (Received $1000)
  • Rockaway Civic Association: will start an ornamental grass planting project in center medians along Rockaway Park/Belle Harbor where trees have recently been planted. (Received $1000)
  • WAPHA Street Beautification Committee: will plant bulbs & build tree guards in tree beds along Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights. (Received $1000)