Trees keep our city clean, beautiful, and healthy!
In order to help with increasing the Tree Canopy in our urban area the Water Authority offers the Treebate to offset part of the cost of planting a new low or medium water usage tree. The Treebate can also be used to help cover the costs of tree maintenance. As our communities grow we see the increase in streets, roof tops, and parking lots, etc. All these hard, paved surfaces cause “the heat island effect” warming our cities by as much as 10 degrees. Trees are a great natural tool to help mitigate the heat island effect, and keep our cities clean, beautiful and healthy!
Benefits of Trees
Trees provide necessary shade that aid in cooling our neighborhoods thus reducing the need for air conditioning. Trees and other vegetation also reduce reflected and absorbed heat from concrete, glass, brick asphalt and rock helping to keep our cities cool.
Benefits of Trees
Water & Evap-Transpiration
A fully grown tree may release several hundred gallons of water through its leaves on a hot, dry summer day. About 90% of the water that enters a plant’s roots is used for this process. When the tree gives off vapor through evapotranspiration through their leaves and the vapor cools, it falls to earth as rain, snow, or sleet.
Benefits of Trees
Trees significantly reduce and clean stormwater run-off by holding rainfall on the leaves, branches and bark, and by absorbing surface runoff, making the threats of flooding less likely. Trees also save water when there are trees shading the lawns and other plants that we water.
Get 25% rebate off the purchase and installation of eligible trees. See list to choose your tree. Up to $500 per year for commercial customers.
Professional Tree Care
Get 25% rebate off professional tree care which includes pruning, pest management, fertilizing and other services. Tree and stump removals are not included. Up to $500 per year for commercial customers.
Irrigation to Trees
While the size and depth of root systems vary, the roots of established trees typically are less than 3 feet deep and extend to twice the distance from the trunk to the edge of their canopy. It is important to water trees monthly to a depth of at least 24” for established trees and 12” for new trees. During the hot summer months it is recommended that trees be watered at least 2x a month.
Get 25% rebate off new irrigation systems for your existing or newly planted trees. Up to $500 per year for commercial customers.
Get 25% off the purchase of compost for use in planting your new trees or adding compost around your existing trees. Up to $500 per year for commercial customers.
Get 25% off the purchase of mulch for use in and around your newly planted or existing trees. Up to $500 per year for commercial customers.
Please Note: “Tree-Bates” are not available for the removal of trees. Customers are required to submit proof of purchase or service with rebate forms. If the rebate form is incomplete or missing proof of purchase or service, it delays processing and all documentation is returned to the customer.
Please review the following requirements:
- Applicants are required to be a Water Authority customer
- Rebate credits remain at the address where the water conservation work took place.
- The rebate form is returned to the Water Authority within ninety (90) days of the purchase or service date to be honored.
- The rebate credits the Water Authority account at the installation address.
- The rebate is credited within one to two billing cycles after the form is processed. Customers are required to submit proof of purchase or service with the rebate form.