You may be eligible for a tree rebate if you live in a qualifying area of Central Ohio. Trees soak up rain water that would otherwise run off your yard and flow into a storm drain. Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is offering rebates of $50 or $100*** for planting a native tree in your yard. The GreenSpot Community Backyards program is available to City of Columbus residents, participating municipalities, and Franklin County residents. Eligible tax districts (which may be different than your postal address) are Bexley, Canal Winchester, Columbus***, Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, New Albany***, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, and unincorporated townships.  There are a limited number of rebates available for each tax district and rules to follow. Please call FCWCD at 614-645-0815 to confirm availability and for more information.  You can also find information on the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District website. Rebates are limited to one qualifying household per year.

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  1. Jennie says:

    What constitutes a ‘native tree’?