Hagerstown hopes to plant more trees next year with help from a state nonprofit organization.
City Engineer Rodney Tissue said his office applied for another Urban Greening grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to continue expanding the city's tree canopy.
The city received $35,000 from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to plant trees, water trees and adapt sidewalks to the trees this year, he said.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards the grant to help communities in Maryland implement "greening" plans that increase forest canopies, reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality and enhance the quality of life in urban areas, according to the trusts' website, http://www.cbtrust.org.
The trust awards the grants in cooperation with TreeBaltimore, the USDA Forest Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Division, according to the website.