The program supports well planned, technically sound, time-limited projects based in Manitoba that do not replace or duplicate government or forest industry activities. Projects that may contribute to addressing climate change are of special interest. There are 3 project categories:
- Tree planting projects to establish healthy, long-term forests or community tree stands. Project proposals can request support for obtaining tree stock, planting of trees, protection of planted trees, and one subsequent year of maintenance following planting. Tree stock may vary from seedlings to larger nursery stock; must be high quality and suitably hardy to the proposed planting area. To ensure success, the projects must include a plan for long-term maintenance of the planted trees. Proposals utilizing native Manitoba species, with demonstrated hardiness for the applicant's local area, are preferred.
- Forest education projects to improve school children's or the public's appreciation and understanding of the nature, role and importance of trees, forests and sustainable forest management in communities, agricultural areas and forest covered areas of Manitoba. Support may be provided for preparation and delivery of information, communication, instructional and interpretative materials and activities. Content for school-oriented projects must be consistent with the Manitoba Department of Education's curriculum guidelines. Content for public education projects should be rooted in the principles of the biological and ecological sciences and sustainable forest management practices and uses.
- Innovative forest projects to enhance the long-term sustainability and productivity of Manitoba's forest environment. Support will be considered for research, demonstration and development activities related to forest ecosystems, forest management, forest protection and urban forestry. Projects must provide a new or innovative perspective or approach to the topic being addressed, in a Manitoba setting.
Right Tree - Right Place is an online tool to help you make informed choices about trees.
Making the Right Start – information on proper planning, planting and maintenance of trees.
The Tree Care Guide is a step-by-step checklist of fundamentals to help you with your tree planting project.
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