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HEARTLAND TREE ALLIANCE

Merriam's Residential Tree Grant

Thanks for your interest in the Residential Tree Grant Program sponsored by the City of Merriam! Please take a moment to fill out the information below so we can better assess your property.

Here's what you need to know: 
  • We will be in touch by email or phone to discuss your application within the next week.
  • Your tree will be planted in the front yard. Sorry, no backyards allowed.
  • Planting seasons are spring (March-May) and fall (October-December)
  • Only one tree per address. Species and quantities are limited. First come, first served
  • You will be required to sign a waiver allowing us to access your property prior to planting.
  • You agree to follow the recommendations of the Heartland Tree Alliance to water and care for your new tree.

Contact Information








Waiver (copy will be provided prior to planting)

I attest that I am the owner of the residential property at the location noted in this tree

request, or that I have received explicit written permission to request a tree on his or her

behalf. Bridging The Gap, Inc. has offered to plant one tree (each, a “Tree”) on the listed property, paid for by the City of Merriam (the “City”). 


I have accepted Bridging The Gap’s offer and I acknowledge and agree that:


(a) I have selected the type of Tree that I would like to have planted on the property; 

(b) I have consented to the location on the property of each Tree planting; 

(c) I have consented to allow Bridging The Gap approval to access my yard as needed for the planting and quarterly health inspections; 

(d) I am solely responsible for watering and otherwise caring for each Tree after its planting; 

(e) Bridging The Gap is not obligated to move or remove any Tree that it plants on the property if I later decide that such action is necessary or desirable; 

(f) if I encounter any problems with any Tree and email Bridging The Gap at trees@bridgingthegap.org regarding the specific problems, I understand Bridging the Gap will provide an assessment and advice on steps that may be taken to improve the health of each Tree; 

(g) if any Tree should die during the first 12 months following its planting, excluding death owing to vandalism, severe weather, improper care, unintentional injury or auto impacts, Bridging The Gap will replace the Tree, one time, at no cost, provided that written notice from me of the Tree’s death is received by Bridging The Gap within that twelve month period; and 

(h) Bridging The Gap and the City, having provided me with one or more Tree plantings at no cost, shall have no liability or responsibility to me whatsoever for any damage to person or property that any Tree planted by Bridging the Gap may cause in the future;

(i) I understand that photos may be taken during the planting of either myself or the tree on my property, and I hereby grant Bridging The Gap and Heartland Tree Alliance the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. I hereby release Bridging The Gap and Heartland Tree Alliance from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.



Tell us about your yard



Tree Choices (click on the name below to learn more)
Ornamental tree choices (matures under 25 feet tall)
Ivory Silk lilac - dense oval canopy with plumes of white flowers in late May
Autumn Brilliance serviceberry - white flowers in early spring with small berry fruits enjoyed by birds, fall color is brilliant orange 

Shade tree choices (matures over 30 feet tall)
sugar maple - dense rounded crown with burnt orange/red fall color
Sterling Silver linden - broad oval shaped tree, dark green leaves have silver backside. Flowers and is loved by pollinators 
white oak - wide spreading native shade tree and acorns provide an important source of food for wildlife 
Tree species are limited and a first-come, first-served basis. Please select your first and second choice and we will do our best to accommodate.




Nondiscrimination Notice: Bridging the Gap (BTG) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). BTG does not exclude people or treat them
differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity).