Tree canopy rebates are offered to eligible properties within the City of Rockville of $150 per approved native tree. In Rockville, residents control the largest percentage of the city’s tree canopy. Promoting and developing a tree canopy helps to reduce stormwater runoff because the extensive root systems of trees allow for collection of large volumes of storm water. In addition, a tree canopy improves air quality, provides wildlife habitat, and can contribute to savings on energy bills through the cooling effect of shade from trees.
To participate, the projects must be installed at a private single family residence, homeowners association, condominium association, housing cooperative or other non-profit property located in the City of Rockville. Eligible properties can receive up to a lifetime total of $2,500 per property in rebates. Projects are not eligible if they are associated with permit approval requirements for new building construction, additions, or renovations. Projects that are partially or completely finished before approval will not qualify for rebates. All requirements as outlined below must be met. All decisions are final and are at the sole discretion of the City of Rockville.
Please review the tree canopy design guidelines at the link above. Projects must meet these guidelines to be eligible for the rebate.
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Physical description of location of new tree(s). Describe the location of the tree relative to pavement, roof, air condition unit, or drainage problems. Include a sketch if desired.
Note: Trees must be planted during the fall, winter and spring; after September 15th and before May 30th.
Please estimate your
tree planting costs, including mulch, stakes and ties, soaker hose, and any other supplies needed (itemized receipts are required upon project completion):
The maximum rebate per tree is $150.
If you are planting the tree(s) yourself, please follow the Arbor Day Tree Planting Guide at the link above to ensure the health of your tree.
Please attach photos of the project site and a project approval letter if applying as a community organization. You may also include a sketch indicating the planned tree locations.
You may send hard copies to RainScapes Programs, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville MD 20850.
A signed Property Owner Agreement is required to process your final rebate. Once your project is approved, you will receive an email to electronically view and sign the agreement.
If you wish to email or mail in copy of the agreement. Please print, sign and return the Property Owner Agreement (link above) to the RainScapes Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to RainScapes Program at 111 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD 20850.
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