One of the perks of living in Erie is the annual Tree Incentive Program. The town subsidizes up to $125 per family for a tree purchased at one of the many local tree farms. They pay half the cost of the tree, with the aforementioned cap.
It is a great way to encourage tree growth in the area and a terrific community spirit builder. There are 700 certificates available, with a cap of $87,000. All you have to do is call the hotline at 303/926-2739 to register.
First come, first served. And, you have to be a resident of Erie. Some residents even hold their certificates until the Fall 1/2 price sales and get a free tree.
Another free program is an irrigation audit. A consultant will come to your home to make sure you have an efficient sprinkler system. They check sprinkler pressure, root depth and soil type. It is designed to improve your use of your irrigation system and make it a more efficient and waste-free process. For more information, ou can call 303/441-3278 ext. 17, or register on line at http://www.conservationcenter.org. I signed up for this one, too.