Grants to Plant or Maintain Trees on Private Property

Tree Canopy

The Tree Canopy Fund is used to plant trees on private property or to maintain trees.

  • Tree Planting:  Here’s a list of trees you could apply for; each new tree will be about two inches in diameter.
  • Tree Maintenance: Grants will be given to help maintain a tree that is designated in the Champion Tree Program and is designated or under application for protection through the County’s Tree and Shrub Ordinance  as specimen, heritage, or memorial tree.

You are eligible to receive a Tree Canopy Fund grant if you represent a

  • Civic and homeowner association
  • Community nonprofit organization
  • Civic service club
  • School-related group
  • Ad hoc neighborhood group
  • Individual
  • Places of worship

Tree Canopy Fund Grant Application Process

  • Fri., January 7, 2022: Deadline to submit an application. Complete this application to request a large tree.

For more information contact EcoAction Arlington  at 703-228-6427 or

View the Tree Canopy Fund Guidelines.

The Tree Canopy Fund is administered by EcoAction Arlington and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission (UFC).  EcoAction Arlington is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, while UFC is a volunteer, citizen commission, whose members are appointed by the Arlington County Board.

Projects are evaluated by a grant review panel consisting of representatives of EcoAction Arlington, UFC and Arlington County staff. Projects may be approved as requested, may be reduced in scope, or may be denied based upon the priorities of the Tree Canopy Fund and the availability of funds.