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Tree Power | Shade Tree Rebate Program

Tree Program

The Tree Power Shade Tree Rebate Program is a year-round program where Riverside Public Utilities’ (RPU) electric customers can purchase up to 5 shade trees per calendar year and receive a rebate of $40 per tree. Sales tax, delivery or installation fees, and other associated costs are not considered part of the total purchase price. Rebates are credited to the customer’s utility bill (some restrictions apply).

What do I need to do?
Go to a participating nursery and purchase up to five (5) qualifying trees. Plant the trees on your property only, then complete the Tree Power Rebate Program application. Mail the application and all applicable tree receipts to:

Riverside Public Utilities Programs & Services
3025 Madison St., Riverside, CA 92501

Free Shade Tree Campaign

Every year through our Tree Power program, we hold the annual Free Shade Tree Campaign. The Coupon for a free shade tree is redeemable at a participating retailer (listed below) and is good for one (1) free shade tree up to $40 in value. You can find the “coupon on the back of your March RPU utility bill.

What do I need to do?
RPU electric customers can take their March utility bill to one of the participating nurseries listed below and leave with a qualifying free tree, up to a $40 value. It’s that simple! Ebill customers will begin receiving their Tree Power coupons in the mail in March. If you’d like to receive your Tree Power coupon early, just sign up for Paperless Billing for free!

NOTE: Redemption value of free tree not to exceed $40. Customers purchasing trees more than $40 must pay additional cost. Plant trees 10 to 35 feet from your home, preferably on the south or west side. Dwarf trees, palms, and citrus trees are not eligible for this program.


Download Application

Submit your completed and signed application, proof-of-purchase and other supporting documentation as required, within 90 days of the purchase date and in accordance with program guidelines to:

Riverside Public Utilities – Programs & Services
3025 Madison St.
Riverside, CA 92504


[email protected]

*Once you have submitted your rebate via email, there is no need to submit a paper form.