Free trees to shade your home
Desert-adapted shade trees can lower your cooling costs and improve air quality without using a lot of water. Join us for an upcoming workshop and receive two free trees.
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Attend an upcoming Shade Tree workshop
SRP customers can get two free desert-friendly, fast-growing trees by attending a workshop. Hosted on Zoom by Trees Matter, the workshop covers how to select, plant and care for your trees. After attending, you can claim your two new tree saplings.
|Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023||12 p.m.||Register (Online Zoom Event)|
|Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023||10 a.m.||Register (Online Zoom Event)|
|Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023||10 a.m.||Register (Online Zoom Event)|
Trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.
Types of available trees
The SRP Shade Tree Program™ currently offers six different types of desert-adapted trees that are tolerant of drought and sun. New trees will be approximately 2- to 6-foot saplings.
Dense canopy of ferny green foliage, has yellow flowers and thorns. Mature size is 30’ tall x 30’ wide.
Gray-green trunk, branches and leaves, has yellow blossoms in spring and thorns. Mature size is 30’ tall.
Thornless Palo Verde
Hybrid; small bright green leaves; smooth lime green bark with yellow blossoms in spring. Mature size is 25’ tall.
Green foliage; wind-tolerant. Keep away from pools. Plant in groupings for best results. Mature size is 30’ tall x 30’ wide.
Long, narrow bright green leaves; willowy appearance with large, fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers ranging from white to purple to pink. Mature size is 25’ tall x 20’ wide. No thorns.
Narrow green leaves; willowy appearance; ideal around water features with fragrant yellow puffball-like flowers. Mature size is 40’ tall x 20’ wide. No thorns.
Desert tree planting guide
Before you dig, contact Arizona 811 to locate underground utility lines.
To participate in this program, you must:
- Be a current residential SRP electric customer
- Attend a Shade Tree workshop
- Have the legal right to plant trees on your property
- Plant trees on the south, west or east sides of your home
- Plant trees approximately 15-20 feet from exposed exterior walls and windows
- Be able to care for the tree, as needed
- Have not previously received trees for your property from the SRP Shade Tree Program