If you are thinking about adding a tree to your property, consider using our Tree Rebate to offset the cost by up to $100 per tree. Never before has adding a tree been so cost-effective — especially if you consider long term benefits such as lowered heating and utility bills.
How it Works
Just purchase and plant a tree on private property — residential or commercial — located in D.C. and submit a completed Tree Rebate form.
Species noted for their large canopy and significant environmental benefits qualify for rebates up to $100 per tree. They include:
Oaks (18 species)
Basket oak/chestnut oak
Northern red oak
Southern red oak
Swamp white oak
Hickories (4 species)
American persimmon (wild form)
Big tooth aspen
Kentucky coffee tree
Get your rebate
While the vast majority of rebate requests are approved, your rebate request will be denied if you:
Planted the tree in public space.
Trees planted in the right-of-way — between the sidewalk and street — are considered a street tree. You can request a street tree at no cost through 311 online.
Went with a tree that will not reach 15’ tall and wide at maturity.
Examples of previously denied requests included the following tree types.
Many varieties of crape myrtle such as ‘Tonto’ and ‘Comanche’; Japanese maple such as ‘Red Dragon’ and ‘Tamukeyama’, and Arborvitae such as ‘Emerald Green’, ‘Smaragd’ and ‘Green Splendor’.
Most dwarf fruit trees. Try to find a ‘standard’ sized fruit tree to get both shade and fruit. Ask the nurseryperson what the rootstock is for these trees. It is the rootstock, not the variety of fruiting wood, which determines the size for most fruit trees. Some semi-dwarf trees can reach 15’ tall and wide.
Various ‘weeping’ trees such as Weeping redbud and Weeping cherry, and ‘columnar’ or ‘fastigiated’ trees that may get tall enough but not wide enough such as ‘Sky Pencil Holly’ and ‘Lombardy Poplar’.
Selected an invasive species such as Tree of Heaven, Ash tree of any type or a bush.
Failed to include a purchase receipt for each tree.
Submitted the form too late.
Requests must be received by Casey Trees within one year of the purchase date.