16 Indiana Cities will be receiving federal grants to plant trees in more than 850,00 vacant urban street and park tree spaces.
These cities include: Anderson, Bloomington, Brownsburg, Evansville, Franklin, Kendalville, Muncie, Noblesville, Rensselaer, Lafayette, Terre Haute, West Lafayette and Westfield.
The funding comes from a federal grant through the DNR (Department of Natural Resources).
Besides the funding, the urban forestry program will visit the municipalities to assess urban forestry needs, offer technical and educational assistance in order to establish an urban forestry management program and help communities become a Tree City USA.
These trees will provide a positive environmental impact as they improve air quality and help to decrease storm water runoff.
Way to GROW Indiana!