WILLARD TREE PROGRAM
Sponsored by the Willard Moose Lodge 2153
The City of Willard is excited to announce a Tree Cost Share Program for residents within the City limits.
The City will reimburse property owners 50% (not to exceed $125) of the cost of a new tree to plant in their yard.
The resident must obtain approval for reimbursement before purchasing the tree. After approval, the resident will have 30 days to purchase the tree.
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The tree must be purchased from an approved nursery, business, or landscaper.
The tree species must be pre-approved before purchase.
After the tree has been planted, the resident is to provide a picture and turn in a receipt for reimbursement, which will be mailed.
Property owners are responsible for all maintenance of the tree and assume ownership.
Reimbursement approvals are only granted March 1 - June 15 and September 1 - October 31.
Where can I plant my tree?
Trees must be planted on your own property within City Limits.
Trees must be at least 5' from any front yard right of way.
Trees must be 15' from any property line shared with an abutting neighbor and any alley right of way. Please be respectful of neighbors property and future growth.
Trees shall not be placed in any designated easements that do not allow for the planting of trees.
Rules and regulations covered under Chapter 963 of the codified ordinances shall be followed.
What if I don't turn in my reimbursement 30 days after getting approval?
Unfortunately, we only have a limited amount of funds for this program.
After 30 days your funds may be reappropriated to another resident.
I have already purchased a tree, will the City pay me back for my tree?
Unfortunately no. The City will only reimburse a resident after they have obtained approval.
I'm a renter, can I receive reimbursement?
Unfortunately no. Please contact the property owner to see if they are interested in the program.
Can I be reimbursed for multiple trees?
Unfortunately no. Our goal is to provide this opportunity to as many property owners as possible.
Can I participate in consecutive years
Maybe. This program is an annual program and may or may not be offered every year. We will take into account how often you have applied and remaining funds.