Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Tree Assistance Program

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture, Forest

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

No

Financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

Overview

Description:

Eligible trees, bushes, and vines are those from which an annual crop is produced for commercial purposes. Nursery trees include ornamental, fruit, nut and Christmas trees produced for commercial sale. Trees used for pulp or timber are ineligible for TAP assistance.

Eligibility:

Several requirements, one of which is eligible trees, bushes, or vines must have suffered more than a 15 percent mortality loss in a stand (adjusted for normal mortality) due to an eligible natural disaster.

Financial benefit: 

The lesser of the following:
- 65 percent of the actual cost of replanting, in excess of 15 percent mortality (adjusted for normal mortality), and, where applicable, 50 percent of the actual cost of rehabilitation, in excess of 15 percent damage or mortality (adjusted for normal tree damage and mortality); or
- The maximum eligible amount established for the practice by FSA.

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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