Tree Planting Programs
The Town of Erie has three tree programs that are offered to Erie residents and businesses!
To be eligible for a program, purchase must be made during the optimal planting period. Spring: March 15-June 15 or Fall: September 1-October 15.
Tree must be one of the approved trees from the Approved Tree Species.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a rebate. Rebates are processed on a first-come, first serve basis until quantities are exhausted.
Town of Erie residents may be eligible to receive up to a $200.00 credit on their utility bill for a qualifying tree purchase!
Qualify for a Rebate:
- Qualifying trees must be planted at the Town of Erie address listed on your application.
- The rebate is applicable only towards the cost of the tree, and may not be used toward the purchase of garden supplies, sod, bushes, shrubs of any kind, labor or any other cost associated with the tree purchase.
- Current Town of Erie utilities customer with non-delinquent account.
- Tree must be an approved tree species, as determined by the Town Forester.
- Resident will call 811 Notification Center of Colorado for locates prior to digging.
- If you are not planting the tree yourself, use a Town of Erie Licensed Arborist. Trees must be planted in accordance with Tree Planting Specifications.
- Accept all planting and ongoing care of the tree.
Rebate is limited to one rebate per year, per household.
The HOA Cost Share program offers a 50% Town, 50% HOA cost share with a maximum expenditure for all approved applications not to exceed $15,000.
The following is a brief description of the HOA Cost Share Program:
The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Cost Share program was created to assist HOA's with the cost of planting trees in Town or HOA owned and HOA-maintained parks, open space, and arterial right-of-ways. The program began in 2005 and has continued each year.
The non-profit tree cost share program offers an 80% Town, 20% school / non-profit cost share with a maximum expenditure for all approved applications not to exceed $3,000.
How it Works
- Eligible applicants include public and private schools and community non-profit groups.
- Properties where trees will be planted must be within the Town limits.
- School/Non-profit is responsible for complete care of the trees, including watering, and all costs associated with care
- Tree purchase and installation costs are eligible for reimbursement. Irrigation systems, tree maintenance, tree removal, stump grinding, and general landscaping (turf, shrubs, flowers, mulch, rock cobble, etc.) are not eligible expenses.
- Applications may be submitted through September 30 each year and must include a description of the proposed project, project site map, detailed project budget, tree establishment, and long-term care plan.
- Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Town Parks and Open Space Division Manager and Town forestry staff
- Successful applicants will be required to sign a cost-share agreement and submit copies of paid invoices for review, approval, and reimbursement, up to the approved amount. Town forestry staff will inspect all work completed under this program prior to approving reimbursement.