Time for a Winter Prune-Up

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 8:39am.

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Winter is a great time to prune your trees and shrubs!

And if you'd like to hire a professional, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) may be able to help. Their Tree-Bate program offers rebates for professional tree care – up to $100 for residential customers!

ABCWUA Tree-Bates!

Trees, while they do require water to survive, actually aid conservation by providing shade and reducing water loss to evaporation, not to mention the many other environmental benefits they bring to our community.  In order to promote proper care in our dry climate, the Water Authority offers “Tree-Bates” to help cover the costs of tree maintenance -- and even the purchase of new trees!
The “Tree-Bate” is 25 percent of the cost of professional tree care, or new trees that appear on the Water Authority's xeriscape guide. The maximum rebate for residential customers is $100.  The maximum rebate for non-residential customers is $500.
Please Note: "Tree-Bates" are not available for the removal of trees. Customers are required to submit proof of purchase or service with rebate forms. If the rebate form is incomplete or missing proof of purchase or service, it delays processing and all documentation is returned to the customer. 

How to Apply

Customers may print and submit the completed Rebate Form (1.5MB pdf) with the required proof of purchase receipt(s). Please return by email at rebates@abcwua.org or by mail to:

​P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Rebate Requirements

Click Here to download rebate requirements.