One of our favorite City of Portland programs is back: Treebate! Plant an eligible tree in your yard and get a rebate on your water bill. Here are more details, directly from The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services website:
Treebate Program Details
Every tree planted in Portland contributes to clean rivers and healthy watersheds. So, if you plant an eligible tree on a residential property between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, Environmental Services will credit your city water/sewer utility bill for half the purchase price per tree up to $15 (small), $25 (medium) or $50 (large) depending on mature tree size and stormwater management potential.
Download a list of mature tree size categories and examples.
How to Get Your Treebate
- Purchase a tree between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015*
- Plant it in your Portland residential yard. Complete and submit a Treebate form by April 30, 2015-include the tree purchase receipt with the purchase price circled
- Receive a credit on your city water/sewer utility bill
*Generally, most tree species are eligible for a Treebate; see the eligible list for conditions and ineligible list for exclusions.