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The Tree Rebate Program is one of six programs under the Denton Tree Initiative, a campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton designed to increase Denton's tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and tree planting incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools. Rebates for planting trees are available to City utility customers when planting a qualifying native or adaptive tree species within the city limits.

How the Tree Rebate Program Works

  • Purchase up to five (5) qualifying trees of 5 or 15-gallon size OR two (2) 30-gallon trees between October 1 and May 1. Taxes are counted toward the total cost of the tree.
  • Rebate Tiers:
Tree Size Max. Number of Trees Min. Purchase Price per Tree/
Rebate per Qualifying Tree
5-gallon 5 $50
15-gallon 5 $100
30-gallon 2 $250
  • Complete your application online or by mail. Attach a copy of your paid invoice or receipt, indicating the date of purchase, supplier name and address, size of the tree(s), and total price of the tree(s).
  • Submit or mail your completed application. Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by May 15.
  • Plant your tree within 15 days of purchase
  • Plant on a property owned by you. If you do not own the property, you must obtain consent from the owner prior to planting. Trees must be planted within the Denton city limits.
  • Plant at least 10 feet away from the foundation of any buildings.
  • Do not plant within utility easements. If the tree(s) is expected to exceed a maximum height of 25 feet when fully grown, plant at least 20 feet away from overhead utility lines.
  • Do not plant in a location that will obstruct any line of sight for traffic.
  • Look for your refund on your City of Denton Utility Service statement within 10 weeks. Rebates are not to exceed $500 per applicant.

Deadlines and Restrictions for Planting Trees

The application period is Oct. 1 through May 15, or until funds are expended. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first served basis. Rebates will not be applied to trees planted as part of a City of Denton landscape plan, or tree preservation/mitigation requirement.

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Frequently Asked Questions