Trees Forever is accepting community applications through Sept. 25 for grants to plant trees. Through the Recover, Replant, Restore program, grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to help Illinois communities diversify their forests or recover from natural or man-made disasters, especially the emerald ash borer.

Projects may include planting trees along streets, trails and community entryways and at schools, public buildings and parks. The projects can help communities prepare for disasters with more diverse disease- and storm-resistant shade trees.

Recover, Replant, Restore grants are available through a partnership among Trees Forever, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service.

Application details are available at