Tree Rebate

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 online or by mail. Be sure to include a receipt for each tree you list and have it to us within one year of purchase. Please note there is a 25 tree limit for each property.

$50 Rebates

Any tree (with exceptions listed in the Fine Print) that is expected to achieve both a height and width of at least 15 feet qualifies for a $50 rebate. Please note that we do not maintain a list of trees that qualify for a $50 rebate. It is purely the size parameter that determines whether a tree qualifies.

$100 Rebates

Species noted for their large canopy and significant environmental benefits that will qualify for a $100 rebate include:

Oaks (18 species)

Chestnut oak
Black oak
Bur oak
Chinkapin oak
Live oak
Northern red oak
Nuttall oak
Pin oak
Scarlet oak
Shingle oak
Shumard oak
Southern red oak
Swamp white oak
Overcup oak
Turkey oak
Water oak
White oak
Willow oak

Hickories (4 species)

Bitternut hickory
Mockernut hickory
Pignut hickory
Shagbark hickory

Other Species (24 species)

American beech
American elm
American linden
American persimmon (wild form)
Bald cypress
Bigtooth aspen
Black cherry
Black Tupelo
Black locust
Black walnut
Honey locust
Kentucky coffeetree
Red maple
Red mulberry
River birch
Silver maple
Southern magnolia
Sycamore/American planetree

Tree Rebate Form

Please complete all fields for each tree you intend to claim a rebate for. Include a purchase receipt for each tree listed. Rebate request must be received within one year of receipt date. There is a limit of 25 trees per property/applicant.
Contact information

Rebates only available to Washington, DC addresses.

Rebates only available to Washington, DC addresses.

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Tree Rebate

Please list all trees for which you are applying for a rebate. To add more than one tree, simply click the "Add another tree" link. For the tree name, please use the full cultivated variety tree name. For example, "Red Maple Autumn Glory" instead of simply "Red Maple".

Address where the tree(s) is planted:

Rebates only available to Washington, DC addresses.

Rebates only available to Washington, DC addresses.

Tree Details

Enter the full cultivated variety tree name.

The price that you paid for this tree, as shown on a purchase receipt.

Tree Rebate Summary and Receipt Submission

Please upload a scanned or photographed copy of your purchase receipt(s). You may also email, fax, or mail your receipts. Rebates cannot be processed without accompanying purchase receipts.

You may also email, fax, or mail your purchase receipts to:
Casey Trees
c/o Tree Planting
3030 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Fax: 202.833.4092
Tree Care Pledge

You must agree to the tree care pledge to receive a tree rebate.

Fine Print

While the vast majority of rebate requests are approved, your rebate request will be denied if you:

Request more than 25 tree rebates
The limit is 25 trees per property/applicant

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 ‘American Pillar’, ‘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 tree such as

Featured Invasives
Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Additional Species
Silk tree, mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin)
Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)
Sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima)
White mulberry (Morus alba)

Selected a species of Ash
Ash are under imminent threat from the Emerald Ash Borer and are likely to incur high mortality in the coming years.

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.

The Tree Rebate program is made possible with funding from the Department of Energy and Environment.