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A new grant funding program from the State of Florida launched for tree establishment

This article was written by Maxine Hunter, she is the Urban Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County.

A new grant funding program from the State of Florida will launched  Friday, September 3, 2021. The Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program will cover 75 percent of the statewide average costs of land preparation, seedling purchase, and planting.  Tree species that are funded include Longleaf, Slash, Loblolly and Sand pine.  Eligible applicants include local governments, non-profit organizations, non-industrial private landowners with a minimum of 20 acres up to a maximum of 250 acres.  The application period runs from September 3 through October 8, 2021 and all projects must be completed by June 30, 2022.  Please contact your local county forester to apply or for more information.

  • Alachua and Putnam Counties:  Sean O’Neal  352-395-4927
  • Levy and Gilchrist Counties:  Joe MacKenzie  352-463-3138
  • Marion County:  Greg Barton  352-732-1782


Maxine Hunter is the Horticulture Extension Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the UF/IFAS Extension Marion County.

For more information, contact Maxine or contact our office at (352) 671-8400. The Extension Service is located at 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd. Ocala, FL 34470