Join 168 Kirkland neighbors who've planted 639 trees through the tree rebate program!
City of Kirkland provides rebates or pre-paid certificates up to $150 per tree, with a maximum total of $500 per property in 2023. Use the quick links below to learn about participating, but please read all steps outlined in the rebate/certificate process sections below.
The Tree Planting Rebate program is run by the City's Storm & Surface Water Division. Trees help prevent flooding in our neighborhoods, provide shade for our homes, and help filter pollutants to provide clean water for Lake Washington. The City's primary goal for this program is to increase tree canopy to help reduce rainwater runoff.
As trees grow and mature, their environmental benefits increase. The larger canopies and root systems of mature trees can soak up rainwater runoff now, while planting new trees can help us in the long-term. This is why it is so important retain existing trees in addition to planting new ones.
Did you know? Evergreen trees, like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar, capture and absorb more than 60% of the rain that falls on them throughout the year. This helps prevent flooding and reduces rainwater runoff.
View the online dashboard highlighting the tree rebate program accomplishments.A few notable accomplishments include:
- 168 participants
- 639 trees planted
- 455,571 gallons of rainwater intercepted each year