Arlington County is again supporting the ACE Tree Grant Program to distribute free canopy trees to Arlington residents. This year All applications for trees are made on line directly by the home owner directly via the ACE web page. John Roberts, who is RSCA's coordinator for the tree grant program, has provided the following message and guidance for interested RSCA residents:
GREETINGS And welcome to the 2013 Tree Grant Program of Arlingtonians For A Clean Environment (ACE).This is actually an Arlington County program that is funded by developers who cannot replace tree[s] and who instead pay for the tree funds. So next time you see the trees being cut to build a new home or office know that there is this program to help replace the lost trees.
The instructional materials offer a great deal of information and instructions on HOW to apply for a tree grant. This year YOU do the application yourself by going to the ACE Tree Grant web site. GO to Civic Association Form and select “Rock Spring Civic Association”; then you fill out the form on line. YES you apply directly to ACE for the tree grant.
IF you need help selecting a tree ACE is having an event where an arborist will walk you around the Farlington area to view mature trees. The tree list in the instructional materials offers the selection of trees available this year [choose wisely].
If you have additional questions, please feel to contact me at my work email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS the last page of the instructional materials offers a reproducible notice that you can give to neighbors to encourage them to apply for a tree grant. Put your name as the contact and get their email address and send the attachment over for their reading pleasure.
AND The Deadline (Friday, June 21) is the final day you can apply; so keep that in mind and don't put off filling out the application.