The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, invites entities experienced in various aspects of tree canopy, urban forestry, tree nursery supply, data review and development, climate resilience, environmental communication and information sharing, and other watershed issues to submit proposals to the Trust for Scope of Work #4: Addressing Regional Tree Supply Challenges & Opportunities.

Outcomes of this project include:

  • Assessing current capacity of regional public and private tree nurseries in the seven Chesapeake watershed jurisdictions to meet current and future tree planting needs, accounting for needs of under resourced, low canopy communities
  • Identifying key needs and strategies for meeting future demand and addressing the issues in scaling up supply such as equity and workforce development through a coordinated, proactive approach
  • Providing a set of recommended actions for CBP partners aimed at bolstering the supply of climate resilient trees for urban and rural contexts

For more information and to view the RFP, visit the Trust website:

The maximum bid amount is $70,000 and proposals are due on October 16, 2023 at 4PM EDT. Reach out to Whitney Vong ( or 410-974-2941 ext. 122) for any questions.

The Trust has been designated to receive federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Goal Implementation Team (GIT) Funding Program. The work to be supported will advance specific outcomes from the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement (and Amendment, dated 2022) that have been identified as top priorities to address.