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Trico's Tree Program

 


Can a tree help you save money? YES!

Something as simple as planting a tree can help you save on your monthly electric costs. Shade trees cool the outer wall temperature of your home by as much as 20 degrees, meaning your air conditioner won't have to work as hard to keep your home cool. And that means a lower summer electric bill.

You can purchase up to 3 low-cost, low-water use trees through Trico’s Operation Cool Shade (OCS) Program. Trees cost $15, will be at least 3 feet tall and are delivered directly to your home by Trees for Tucson (some restrictions apply). Tree varieties are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See below for more information on the trees. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

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Trees are now available for 2019!

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  • Size: 30' X 30'
  • Flower Season: N/A
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness: 10° F
  • Dense shade: fall color
  • Size: 20' X 20'
  • Flower Color: Pink or purple
  • Flower Season: Spring/Summer
  • Exposure: Full sun or part shade
  • Water: Low
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness: 0° F
  • Low maintenance; attracts hummingbirds

Velvet Mesquite

  • Size: 20' X 30'
  • Flower Color: Cream/pale yellow
  • Flower Season: Spring to summer
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Hardiness:  10° F
  • Native to Sonoran Desert
  • Size: 20’ X 30’
  • Flower Color: Inconspicuous
  • Flower Season: Spring
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Grown Rate: Slow
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness: 0° F
  • Drought tolerant, cold hardy; named after Trees for Tucson founder

Fig

  • Size: 25' X 35'
  • Fruit: edible
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Grown Rate: Moderate to fast
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness:  10° F
  • Large, fragrant leaves; frost adapted
  • Size: 15' X 10'
  • Fruit: edible
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Low
  • Grown Rate: Moderate
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness:  15° F
  • Bright red flowers; use as hedging; attracts birds
  • Size: 40’ X 40’
  • Fruit: None
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Low-Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness: 0 F
  • Small elliptic light green leaves with serrate margins; deciduous with yellowish-red fall color
  • Size: 20' X 30'
  • Fruit: pea-sized berries
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Thorns: No
  • Hardiness: 0° F
  • Unique nubby bark; attracts birds
  • Size: 15' X 30'
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Season: Spring
  • Exposure: Full/Reflected Sun
  • Water: Very low
  • Grown Rate: Moderate to fast
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Hardiness:  20° F
  • High Allergen

Catclaw Acacia

  • Size: 20’ X 25’
  • Fruit: Yes, bean pods
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Hardiness: 0 F
  • Sharp thorns; flowers attract bees

Trees are now available for 2019!

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