Grant received for more trees in Lower Salford
LOWER SALFORD >> Another 380 trees will be planted on two township-owned properties next year.
“The township has received another TreeVitalize grant,” Holly Hosterman, assistant to the township manager, said at the Nov. 6 Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors morning work session.
“It’s in the amount of $198,000,” Hosterman said.
The TreeVitalize program provides state grants for tree planting.
“Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to promote and develop sustainable urban forestry programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” according to information on the tree pennsylvania. org website.
With the Lower Salford grant, 190 trees will be planted at Heckler Plains Farmstead and 190 at Jacob Reiff Park, Hosterman said.
“This is going to be happening in the spring, summer and fall of next year, obviously depending on weather,” she said.
This year’s tree plantings were mostly in the past three months because of the wet weather earlier in the year, she said.