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Tree Planting Program

Each year the Town of Truro offers cash rebates to citizens who purchase and plant trees within the Town of Truro. The intent of the program is to incentivize citizens to plant new trees to keep Town’s urban forest healthy and growing. The urban forest provides numerous benefits, far beyond the aesthetics.

Under the Tree Planting Program, participants can apply for a rebate of 50% of the total purchase price for up to ten (10) trees per property, to a maximum of $50 per tree! Labour costs to have trees planted are not eligible for the rebate.

To qualify for the rebate:

  • trees must have been purchased from a commercial retailer,
  • trees must be appropriate for our plant hardiness zone (Canadian Zone 5 or hardier), and
  • a copy of the original sales receipt must be provided.

The program runs annually between May and September, or until available program funding has been disbursed, whichever comes first.  

To apply, participants must contact the Town of Truro after the trees have been purchased and planted. A site visit will be arranged to view the trees planted at the identified property.

After the site visit, a rebate application and rebate cheque will be completed and processed.  

To apply for the rebate download 2024 Tree Planting Rebate Program, or arrange for a site visit.


Engineering & Public Works
695 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 1G5

Tel: (902) 895-4243
Fax: (902) 893-6091

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