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Trees for Tucson

Plant a tree. Create shade. Conserve energy.

Trees for Tucson is an urban forestry program designed to reduce energy consumption and encourage conservation through planting trees. TEP customers can purchase up to two trees per year at a reduced price.

To apply online or download an application visit Trees for Tucson.

Trees for Tucson was started in 1989 by Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Inc. to help get thousands of trees planted in order to cool and beautify our community. TEP partners with Trees for Tucson to provide discounted trees to homeowners, schools, neighborhoods and community groups.

Trees for Tucson programs include:

  • Trees for Shade
  • Trees for Schools
  • Trees for Community
  • Trees for Neighborhoods
  • Trees for Commemoration
  • Tree Tours
  • Tree Care Workshops

Learn more

Find out more at Trees for Tucson, a program of Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.

Contact Us

For more information about Trees for Tucson, please contact Katie Gannon or Rocky Yosek at TFT@TreesforTucson.org or call 520-791-3109.

How does tree conservation improve Tucson?
In addition to adding beauty, trees help conserve energy by shading buildings, streets and cars and reducing the effects of urban heat islands.

What are the benefits of planting trees?
Trees control storm water runoff, soil erosion and wind.  They also improve air quality and provide a habitat for wildlife.

What should I consider when planting trees?
Before you start any digging project remember to first call 811 or Arizona Blue Stake at 1-800-STAKE-IT (782-5348).  Call at least two working days before you dig to have TEP mark the locations of company-owned underground utility lines near the dig site. This is a free service.

Do I have to plant the trees in a particular location?
Yes.  You must agree to plant trees within 15 feet of the structure on the west, east or south sides to provide shade during the summer months.