Ocean City Offering Rebate for Trees Planted Within Town

md(April 7, 2014) – The Town of Ocean City is following the footsteps of the state’s “Marylanders Plant Trees” program by offering matching rebates for all qualifying trees planted within the town’s corporate limits.  The state’s program gives Marylanders a coupon for $25 off the purchase of one tree at participating retail nurseries or garden centers.

“The Town of Ocean City will match the $25 coupon from the state with a $25 rebate for all trees that are planted within the town’s corporate limits,” commented Environmental Engineer for the Town of Ocean City, Gail Blazer. “Marylanders Plant Trees is an excellent program and encourages partnership while also creating a sustainable future and a smarter, greener state.  We are excited to not only promote the states program but also provide Town of Ocean City residents and property owners a special rebate for participating.”

Anyone interested in participating will need to first use the state coupon to purchase a tree at a participating nursery or garden center.  Once the tree is planted within the town, residents will need to take a photograph and return it with the original receipt to the Engineering Department. The coupon and the “Maryland Plant Trees” offer are only valid for trees listed on the Marylanders Plant Trees list, located at www.trees.maryland.gov/pickatree.asp.

Participants should return the required photograph and original receipt to the Engineering Department at 301 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842.  A rebate check will then be mailed after a site inspection.  The officer is valid for purchase made in 2014 only and is limited to a maximum of two rebates per property.

For more information, residents and property owners are encouraged to contact Gail Blazer at 410.289.8845 or email gblazer@oceancitymd.gov.