The program represents a public-private partnership, funded in part by the generosity of the late Mr. Gywn Ricketts. The concept is simple. The program contributes to the tree purchase cost, the property owner contributes to the tree purchase cost, and the City contributes the labor to plant the tree in exchange for the benefits to the local environment.
... And Madison gains another tree for the community forest.
Terms & Conditions
matching grant - participant does have a monetary participation (usually ranges from $150-$250)
open to residential and non-residential participants
open to owners, renters, and previous participants
awarded on a competitive basis, as budget permits
preferred locations - readily visible from public right-of-way
A MADISON SHARED COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM Established January 10, 2001, this program honors the bequest of Mr. Gwyn Thomas Ricketts (1932-2000). Mr. Ricketts, originally of Eufala, Alabama, spent much of his life in Atlanta and its environs. As a designer, he recognized the need for beauty in the home and in one's environment. The elegance of many of Madison's homes and public buildings are a direct result of his input and volunteer commitment. Upon his death, Mr. Ricketts bequeathed equal portions of his estate to the Georgia cities of Madison and Covington for the purchase of trees.