Get a Tree Rebate

Purchase and plant an eligible shade tree and earn a $30 rebate!

Lower your bills – and raise your value

Shade in the summer and a buffer against winter winds can lower your energy bills and trees raise property values of landscaped homes.

Breathe easy

Trees release oxygen and help filter pollutants out of the air – as much as 7-24% – reducing respiratory illness.

Keep our city cool

Trees release water vapor into the atmosphere and create shade, both effective ways of controlling the Urban Heat Island effect and keeping our city cool!

Help restore the canopy

Louisville’s tree canopy loses about 54,000 trees every year. Trees provide so many benefits to our city’s residents and are a vital part of our city’s infrastructure, so ask yourself – Have you planted a tree today?

Eligibility requirements

  • Tree must be selected from the Approved Species list (see below).
  • Minimum purchase price $30
  • Tree must be planted in a residential yard (excludes public right-of-way)
  • Program open to Jefferson County, KY residents only
  • Max 3 submissions per household
  • Tree must measure at least 1in in diameter at a point 6in above soil line
  • Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds are available
  • Rebate is only eligible for purchase price of tree (i.e. excludes tax, planting or delivery fees, etc.)

Approved Species List

  • Oak (A)
  • Maple (A, B)
  • Ginkgo (A)
  • Sweetgum (A)
  • London Planetree / Sycamore (A)
  • Tulip Poplar (A)
  • Elm (A)
  • River Birch (A)
  • Blackgum (B)
  • Katsura (B)
  • Magnolia (A, B, C)
  • Native Redbud (C)
  • Serviceberry (C)
  • Kousa Dogwood (C)

    * A, B, and C refer to size class of eligible tree species.
    A = large tree 50+ft at maturity
    B = medium 25-50ft at maturity
    C = small 25ft at maturity

    For example: a Sugar Maple (class A) would be rebate eligible, while a Japanese Maple (class C) would be ineligible.

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