Interested neighborhoods must apply for a NeighborWoods Grant through Greensboro Beautiful. To apply, download or complete an application online at GreensboroBeautiful.org. Priority will be given to neighborhoods committing to plant 75 or more trees. However, all applications will be considered.
An initial public meeting will be held with the neighborhood selected to receive the grant each year to discuss the program concept; announce the date for the scheduled tree planting; and gather input as to where trees are needed. Residents will also be given a time period during which they may call to request a tree.
After the meeting and requests have been received, the City will locate all underground utilities in the proposed planting areas; meet as needed with residents who have requested trees; and work with Greensboro Beautiful to develop a planting plan for the neighborhood. Priority is given to neighborhoods who commit to planting at least 75 trees, however, all applications will be considered.
Once the plan is complete, a second public meeting will be held to present and review the proposed tree planting locations and tree species. Also discussed at this meeting will be the requirements of property owners and residents to help plant and maintain the new trees.
The City Arborist will then flag all proposed tree planting locations throughout the neighborhood. Greensboro Beautiful will coordinate logistics for the planting day, and recruit volunteers from the neighborhood, as well as additional volunteers from the community to help plant trees. City staff will auger holes on public property to assist in the tree planting process. A private landscape company will assist with auguring holes on street-front private property.
On planting day, the City will deliver trees and bags of mulch to the augured locations, where property owners, neighborhood residents, and volunteers will plant trees. Following the tree planting, the City will provide maintenance and tree care instructions to property owners and residents and monitor the health and success of the planted trees.
Note: The City and Greensboro Beautiful do not guarantee plant materials, and are under no obligation to replace trees should they not survive.
For more information, contact City Arborist, Judson Clinton at 336-373-2150.