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City of Hays, KS > Departments > Parks Dept. > Tree Rebate Program >

To be eligible for the reimbursement of the cost of a newly planted tree (including tax) with the maximum reimbursement of $50.00 OR for reimbursement of of the cost of a tree removal (including tax) with a maximum reimbursement of $50.00, the following guidelines must be followed:

    1. All trees must be on the preferred/acceptable tree list. Deciduous trees must be a minimum of 6' tall and Spruce, Pine, and Juniper trees must be a minimum of 2' tall.
     

    2. Limit of two rebates for newly planted trees and two rebates for tree removal per property per calendar year. Only properties within the City limits of Hays are eligible for a rebate.
     

    3. Trees must be purchased from an established dealer within Ellis County or removed by a business that is licensed to perform tree removals in Hays.
     

    4. Only small trees will be permitted under utility wires. Trees near street intersections must not impede vision. Small street trees must be planted at least 30 feet apart, medium trees, 40 feet, and large trees at least 50 feet.
     

    5. Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first come/first-rebated basis.
     

    6. Some of the tree species listed may not be suitable for all planting sites within the community. For specific information on species adaptability, please contact Jeff Boyle, Director of Parks, at 628-7375 or Jim Strine, District Forester, at 625-3425, ext. 220.
     

    7. Rebates will be approved subject to availability of funds. All requests for rebates must be received within the calendar year for which a planting or a removal occurred.

 

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