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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Tree + Rebate = Treebate!

September 10, 2015

It’s September – which means it’s officially the start of tree-planting season in Portland.

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) rewards Portlanders with a “Treebate” for planting new trees.

Trees help keep rivers clean and our watersheds healthy by keeping rainwater out of our sewer system. A large tree can absorb nearly 600 gallons of stormwater a year!

If you plant an eligible tree, BES will credit your City utility bill! Your Treebate credit will depend on your tree’s size and future potential to help manage stormwater.   

Treebate is easy: purchase an eligible tree (or trees) and plant it in your residential yard. Then, submit a Treebate application along with your receipt. Applications are due by April 30, the end of tree-planting season.

Learn which trees are eligible, the best way to plant, and how you can get your Treebate on BES’s website.