Vibrant downtowns depend on several key features; a favorite feature of many is the presence of trees in our downtowns. PCEDC is happy to support our local communities as they seek to bring back the “local canopy” in their downtowns. We have provided support to many of our communities as they access Project Canopy Funding. In 2015, PCEDC worked with the Towns of Milo and Dover-Foxcroft in successfully crafting winning grant applications through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Project Canopy program.
Each year, our municipalities have the ability to apply for Project Canopy Funding, with the project goal of “increasing the health and livability of communities through sound tree-planting and maintenance.” Milo’s vision for a vibrant downtown led to an application planting rhododendrons, helping to flank Main Street with color and foliage. Dover-Foxcroft sought to bring back local street-trees, both with in-ground planting and the use of a new planter technology. Both communities benefited from the addition of trees to their downtowns, creating a beautiful setting to sit and enjoy a warm summer’s afternoon.
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