Residential Plantings

Have a tree professionally planted in your yard for only $50 – a $300 value. Through the RiverSmart Homes Program, you can accentuate your home with a beautiful shade tree for a fraction of the cost, and there is no limit to the number of trees that can be planted. To register, submit an application and we’ll do all we can to get your tree planted in the spring or fall.

If you’ve already purchased and planted a tree on your property, you can get up to $100 back through our Tree Rebate Program.

Trees: The RiverSmart Program uses 20 trees selected for their suitability to Washington, D.C. Our professionals will help you choose the trees that fit best in your yard.

How it Works

1. Submit an online request with the District Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE).

2. Have a home consultation with the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE): A DOEE auditor will contact you to set up a home consultation to go over the RSH program and determine which improvements your property is eligible for.

3. Have a home consultation with Casey Trees: Homeowners determined to be eligible for and are interested in shade trees will then be contacted by Casey Trees to arrange a second home consult to select tree species and placement. Trees available through RSH are listed below.

4. Pay your co-pay: The $50 per tree co-pay covers your home consult, tree and planting. Payment for each tree must be received prior to scheduling the tree planting date. You may pay online or with a check during your home consult.

5. Schedule your planting date: Once tree species and locations are selected, a planting date will be scheduled for the spring or fall. You do not need to be present for the planting.


You can choose from 20 trees specifically selected for their environmental benefits. In advance of your home consult, review these trees to get an idea of what tree(s) might be the most suited for your yard. But rest assured, that we will help you choose the right tree for the right location.

Download the RiverSmart Homes Tree Selection Guide

Small Ornamental Trees

Availability Restricted, check with a Casey Trees Arborist to see if your yard qualifies for a small ornamental tree.

The RiverSmart Homes program is made possible with funding from the Department of Energy and Environment.

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