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Native ‘Tree-Bates’: Get $150 for Planting Native Trees

Native trees are beautiful, provide important habitat for birds and other wildlife, and help absorb stormwater runoff and pollutants.

Rockville residents can receive a $150 rebate per tree from the city for planting native trees and up to a maximum of $5,000 in rebates across all rebate options. Eligible properties include single-family and townhome residences, homeowners associations, condominium associations, religious institutions, private schools and other nonprofits. Learn more at

Rebates are also available for permeable paver retrofits, rain barrels, native-planting projects and pavement removal.

Need ideas for trees to plant? You can usually find these native trees at local nurseries or online:

Fruit Trees

  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.).
  • American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana).
  • American plum (Prunus americana).

Small Trees

  • White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus).
  • Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
  • Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Shade Trees

  • Red oak (Quercus rubra).
  • River birch (Betula nigra).
  • Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica).

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