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MDC gives $306,000 in TRIM grants for community forest improvements

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Published on: Sep. 30, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has awarded more than $306,000 to several dozen Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grant program for 2011. Among the recipients are three schools, several community parks, the City of Joplin and several dozen other cities. MDC funds are matched with recipient funds resulting in more than $540,000 spent on community tree improvements.

MDC Community Forestry Coordinator Nick Kuhn says that TRIM grants assist Missouri communities with the management, improvement and/or conservation of their trees and forests.

“TRIM is a competitive cost-share grant from MDC in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forest Council and U.S. Forest Service,” Kuhn explains. “The program provides up to $10,000 for community tree inventories, removal or pruning of trees, tree planting and educational programs. These categories help communities provide safe and healthy trees, while the trees work for all of us by cleaning the air, soil and water.”

TRIM grant recipients for 2011 are:

  • City of Branson - $9,833 for tree removal, pruning and planting at Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area;
  • City of California - $6,650 for education and tree removal and planting at city parks;
  • City of Chesterfield - $10,000 for tree removal along city streets;
  • City of Columbia - $10,000 for tree inventory along city streets;
  • Columbia Parks & Recreation Department - $2,100 for education;
  • City of Dellwood - $10,000 for tree removal and planting at Dellwood City Park;
  • City of Ellisville - $8,015 for tree inventory at city parks and along trails;
  • Ferguson Florissant School District - $4,734 for tree removal and pruning along trails at Little Creek Nature Area;
  • City of Fulton - $10,000 for education and downtown tree removal, pruning and planting;
  • Grandview Parks & Recreation Department - $10,000 for inventory at parks and along streetscape areas;
  • City of Greendale - $10,000 for education and tree pruning and planting;
  • Hannibal Parks & Recreation - $8,200 for tree removal at Riverview Park;
  • City of Herculaneum - $10,000 for education and tree inventory, removal, pruning and planting;
  • City of Hermann - $10,000 for education and tree inventory of public streets and parks;
  • City of Joplin for education - $7,100 and a second grant $8,983 for tree pruning at Campbell Parkway;
  • City of Kahoka - $6,425 for tree removal and planting at O-MAK-O-HAK Park, City Square Park and city rights-of-way;
  • Kansas City - $9,974 for tree removal and planting along city streets;
  • Lafayette Park Conservancy - $10,000 for education and tree removal and pruning;
  • City of Lake Saint Louis - $7,529 for education and tree removal and planting at City Hall and Veterans Memorial Park;
  • Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation - $10,000 for tree removal and pruning at various city parks;
  • City of Liberty - $8,176 for tree removal along city rights-of-way;
  • Lincoln University - $5,062 for campus tree removal and planting;
  • City of Maryville and Maryville Parks & Rec. Department - $5,137 for tree removal at city parks and along public streets;
  • Park Central Development Corporation - $9,375 for tree inventory in the 17th Ward;
  • Platte County - $10,000 for education and tree removal and planting at Barry Platte Park and Shiloh Springs Golf Club;
  • City of St. Joseph - $8,249 for tree removal and planting along city streets;
  • City of Sedalia - $10,000 for tree inventory along city rights-of-way;
  • Stanberry R-11 School District - $1,629 for education and tree planting on school grounds;
  • Sturgeon Park & Tree Board - $10,000 for education and tree removal and planting in parks and along streets;
  • City of Sunset Hills - $7,665 for tree inventory and planting at Watson Trail Park;
  • Tower Grove Park - $10,000 for tree removal and pruning;
  • Village of Twin Oaks - $3,840 for tree inventory at Twin Oaks Park;
  • City of Warrensburg - $10,000 for tree inventory;
  • City of Warrenton - $9,480 for tree inventory and removal at the city cemetery and Dyer and Morgan Parks;
  • City of Webster Groves - $8,540 for tree inventory in business districts; and
  • City of Wildwood - $10,000 for tree inventory, removal and pruning at four city parks and five trails.

For more information, visit www.mdc.mo.gov and search “TRIM Grants.”

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