In an effort to expand Toronto's urban forest, the city launched a community-led tree planting strategy that hopes to plant on private land and reach its goal of a 40 percent tree canopy cover. The initiative includes four specific grants including the 'Backyard Tree Planting Program' that lets interested citizens apply for a stewardship grant to have a tree planted in their backyard or front yards at a reduced cost.
The second grant is the 'Greening Partnership Grant' that supports tree planting on publically-accessible spaces like hospitals, colleges, universities, or schools. The third grant is the 'Community Planting and Stewardship Grant' that plants trees on private land by non-profit organizations. Lastly, the fourth grant, the 'Neighbourhood Tree Giveaway Program' supports community-led tree planting with financial and technical support.
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