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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Plant a tree, get a "Treebate!"

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: