Turns out, it is easy being green.
Does your home have space for new trees? The Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) Urban Tree Canopy program can help!
Trees are a valuable piece of our city’s infrastructure, and a great way to keep our rivers and streams clean. A mature tree can capture more than 500 gallons of stormwater each year – water which would otherwise gather in our streets and flow into our storm drains.
Our Treebate program offers money back – up to $50 for a large tree – to Portlanders who plant trees at home. The best time of year to plant new trees is from early Fall through the end of April – which means now is the perfect time to pick out new trees for your home!
BES is accepting Treebate applications through April 30 – to learn more about the program, including eligible trees for a rebate, visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/51399.