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TREE PROGRAM


TRICO'S TREE PROGRAM

Planting a tree can help you save on your monthly electric costs. Strategically placed trees are an effective way to save energy by helping to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Shade trees cool the outer wall temperature of your home by as much as 20 degrees, saving your air conditioner and lowering your summer electric bill.

As a member, you can purchase up to 3 low-cost, low-water use trees through Trico's Tree 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).

LEARN MORE

Have questions on how Trees can cut down your electricity bill?

Send us an email at: efficiencyprograms@trico.coop or call (520) 744-2944, Ext. 1605

Trees for 2021 are completely sold out. Trees will be available again for purchase in January 2022.

Ironwood

  • Size: 15' X 25'
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Season: Summer
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Grown Rate: Moderate
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Hardiness: 15° F
  • Longest living tree in the desert

Order Ironwood

Desert Willow

  • Size: 20' X 20'
  • Flower Color: Pink or Purple
  • Flower Season: Spring/Summer
  • Exposure: Full sun or part shade
  • Water: Low
  • Grown 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

Order Velvet Mesquite

Red Push Pistache

  • 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

Order Red Push Pistache

Net Leaf Hackberry

  • 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

Order Net Leaf Hackberry

Screwbean Mesquite

  • Size: 20' X 15'
  • Yes, bean pods
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Hardiness: 0° F
  • Unique bean pods; attracts wildlife

Order Screwbean Mesquite

Southern Live Oak

  • Size: 35' X 35'
  • 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

Order Southern Live Oak

Catclaw Acacia

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

Order Catclaw Acacia

Pomegranate

  • 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

Order Pomegranate

Desert Hackberry

  • Native: Yes
  • Type: Semi-evergreen
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Hardiness: 10°F
  • Water: Low
  • Mature Size H: 10 to 16 ft W: 8 to 10 ft
  • Thorns: Yes
  • Flower: Color/Season Greenish Yellow/Spring
  • Litter: Low
  • Allergenic: Moderate
  • Multi Trunk? Yes

Order Desert Hackberry

PLANTING AND CARING FOR YOUR TREE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I get information regarding the tree varieties that Trico offers?

When ordering your trees online, you can view a brief description of each tree variety by clicking on the picture of the trees located at the top of the order form webpage. If you would like more detailed information, you can contact the Pima County Master Gardeners program, which is a volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. They are qualified to provide research based information on urban horticulture, gardening and landscaping. They can be contacted at (520) 626‐5161.

Is there a maximum number of trees that I can purchase?

Each Trico membership can purchase up to three (3) trees per fiscal year.

Where and when can I purchase trees?

Trees purchased through Trico’s Operation Cool Shade program are offered on a first-come first-served basis. You may purchase trees any time throughout the year as long as trees are available. Depending on the demand of the program, Trico cannot guarantee that trees will be available throughout the entire year.

How much does a tree cost?

The trees provided through Trico’s Operation Cool Shade program cost $15 each.

How are the trees delivered?

When your trees are delivered, Trees for Tucson (Tucson Clean and Beautiful) guarantees that they will be at least 3 feet tall and between 1‐2 years old.

Your trees may be delivered in a variety of different containers. Some trees are delivered in a 5‐gallon container while others may have their roots bagged. Regardless of the container that your tree is delivered in, Trico and Trees for Tucson (Tucson Clean and Beautiful) guarantees that you will be receiving a quality tree and that it will be at least 3 feet tall.

Do you offer refunds?

Per our terms and conditions, all sales are final. Once your trees have been delivered, we cannot offer you a refund.

GET IN TOUCH

FAX: (520) 353-1640

WHERE TO FIND US

Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

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