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Trees for You


Due to increased customer interest, the TEP Trees for You program will be suspended from June 1-Sept. 1, 2018.

In order to maintain inventory for the prime fall planting season, tree orders will not be accepted in June, July and August. The survival rates for trees planted during the summer is lower. When the program reopens on Sept. 1, customers may elect to purchase up to 3 discounted shade trees for the remainder of 2018.

Plant a tree. Create shade. Conserve energy.

TEP’s Trees for You program offers customers a wide selection of shade trees at a discounted price through a partnership with Civano Nursery and other local nurseries. Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Through Trees for You, homeowners, schools, businesses and community groups can plant shade trees to help them conserve energy and beautify their neighborhoods. TEP has helped to distribute more than 110,000 shade trees across metropolitan Tucson since 1992.

Energy & environmental benefits

Shade trees create a beautiful canopy, enhancing our local landscape. They provide a natural habitat for wildlife, reduce erosion and water runoff, absorb carbon dioxide and reduce air and water pollution.

They also help TEP customers conserve energy by keeping dwellings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They reduce urban heat created by the radiant energy absorbed by structures, walls and pavement.

Participating nurseries

TEP will notify you by email when your order is ready for pickup at one of these four participating nurseries:

  • Harlow Gardens, serving central and downtown Tucson
    5620 E. Pima St., Tucson, AZ
  • Rillito Nursery, serving northwest Tucson and Oro Valley
    6303 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ
  • Civano Nursery, serving eastern Tucson
    5301 S. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ
  • Native Gardens of Green Valley
    20 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ

Tree care questions

Questions about selecting a tree or planting and caring for it? Call the experts at Civano Nursery’s Tree Care Help Line at 520-546-9200, Ext. 17 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

To reach TEP Trees for You program administrators, email PSP_TreeManagment@tep.com

Call 811 before digging

Remember to call Arizona 811 (dial 811) at least two working days before you dig so that TEP and other utilities can mark the locations of their underground lines. This is a free service.

Contact us

Customers can call the Civano Nursery Tree Care Help Line at 520-546-9200, Ext. 17 until their trees are established. Calls will be answered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

To reach TEP Trees for You program administrators, email PSP_TreeManagment@tep.com.