Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive "Pilot" Program

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The City of Rancho Cordova is providing a matching grant incentive to help residents interested in removing any dead trees or tree stumps in their front or rear yard and replacing them with new trees. The City of Rancho Cordova has a goal of planting a tree a day to improve air quality, conserve energy, reduce environmental health risks, and beautify the City.

Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive "Pilot" Program

The Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive “Pilot” Program provides financial assistance to property owners to remove dead trees that may be a safety hazard to the home or adjacent homes and tree stumps on the property. For each individual property, the Program will reimburse residents up to 50% of the cost to remove dead trees or tree stumps. The maximum reimbursement amount is $500.

Eligible Properties:

Residential property owners are eligible to apply for the Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive “Pilot” Program if they meet the following qualifications:

  1. The applicant must own the home or provide written permission from the property owner.
  2. The property is within Rancho Cordova City limits.
  3. The property is code compliant and has no exterior building violations.
  4. The property owner must replace the dead tree and/or tree stump with a new tree (provided free from the Sacramento Tree Foundation).

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who submit a completed application and meet all qualifications. Grants will be awarded as long as Program funding is available.

If you don’t qualify, please share this opportunity with other Rancho Cordova residents who may be interested.

Guidelines and Application:

If you are interested in applying for the City’s Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive “Pilot” Program, you need to complete the Program application. Print and complete the application here. You may also obtain copies of the application at City Hall. 

Once the application is received and deemed complete, the City Arborist will contact you to inspect your tree to determine whether it is dead and/or a safety hazard.

Once an application has been approved for a grant, the City will earmark $500 from the Program funds for that grantee. Work must be completed within six months to receive grant funds. If the work is not completed within six months by a grantee, the City will release the earmarked Program funds and make them available to other applicants.

View the complete Dead Tree & Stump Removal Incentive “Pilot” Program Guidelines here.