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Upper Makefield Township Offers Tree Rebates

Upper Makefield Township Offers Tree Rebates

UMTree Grants 

Available for Spring Plantings from April - June or Fall Plantings from September -November 

Upper Makefield Township (UMT) announces availability of a limited number of tree planting grants. The UMTree Grants target the following areas of reforestation: 

  • Riparian Buffer Areas (properties located near streams/creeks) 
  • Properties Impacted by Severe Weather and Flooding 
  • Properties Promoting Wildlife Habitat 
  • Thermal Protection of Homes (shade in the summer and wind barriers in winter) 

All property owners are eligible to apply for rebates, per the following guidelines: 

  1. UMT will reimburse up to $50/tree (total tree cost, plus shipping) for Pennsylvania native trees, $25/tree for tree planting, and $6/tree for deer protection. 
  2. The maximum reimbursement per parcel will be $975 or up to 12 trees. 
  3. UMTree Grants are limited in availability and will be awarded on a first come/first served basis. 

These grants are funded through contributions from local land developers and not through tax dollars. 

Any tree that appears on the following list is eligible for reimbursement: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Native Plant Landscaping brochure 

Reimbursement requests must be submitted to the Township as soon as possible after planting with the required documentation listed below. All requests are subject to review by Township staff, the Environmental Advisory Council and the Board of Supervisors. 

UMT reserves the right to refuse payment if grant specifications are not met. 

If you have questions about tree species or size, please contact codeoffice@uppermakefield.org  or call the Township office at 215-968-3340. 

All grants are on a first come/first served basis, and please note there are a limited number of grants available. 

Posted on 29 May 2021, 01:39 - Category: Environment

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