The City received a grant in 2020 from the County to encourage residents to plant new native trees, native plants, buffers/swales, rain gardens and permeable payment. Prior to any work being done, the homeowner must submit an application to the City, describing the project. If a homeowner's application is approved, the City will reimburse half the cost of the tree, up to $150.00, and a 50% match, up to $1,000.00 for native plantings, buffer/swales, rain gardens and permeable pavement, with a maximum of one per household. However, homeowners may apply for an additional native tree after October 20, 2020, if funds remain available. There is a limited amount of money, and first come, first served. Projects requiring vegetation must be installed and completed by October 31, 2020 to promote establishment. Native tree planting will be allowed until November 30, 2020.