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The Shade Tree Program has been suspended because it does not currently meet the minimum requirements to be a viable energy efficiency program.  We anticipate the Shade Tree Program will be suspended at least through the end of 2016. We will continue to re-evaluate the program and we hope it will be offered again in the future.​

 
 
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why plant a shade tree?
Well-placed shade trees can block the sun’s rays and reduce cooling energy costs by as much as $50 per year.
  
Shade trees also:
  • produce oxygen to help clean the air
  • capture rainwater
  • provide wildlife habitat
  • reduce storm water runoff

tree information
trees without thorns
tree
size
(h x w)
growth​ litter​ foilage/flowers​ comments
thornless palo verde 
25 ft. x 25 ft.​ fast​ low​ yellow flowers in the spring​ ​drops very small leaves December - March
thornless mesquite
30 ft. x 30 ft.​ medium​ high - bean pod​ bean pods in summer​ ​drops leaves
December - April
desert willow
25 ft. x 25 ft.​ fast​ high - flowers most of the year, seed pods​ pink flowers​ ​drops leaves late
November - March
willow acacia
40 ft. x 40 ft.​ fast​ low​ white puff balls on and off all year​ ​evergreen

 

trees with thorns
tree
size
(h x w)
growth​ litter​ foilage/flowers​ comments
 
blue palo verde
30 ft. x 30 ft.​ fast​ low​ yellow flowers in the spring​ ​drops very small leaves December - March
 
native mesquite
30 ft. x 30 ft.​ fast​ high - bean pod edible bean pod​ ​pods can be ground into a nutritious flour

  

For information on selecting, planting and caring for trees click​

contact us
If you need assistance or additional information feel free to email us at trees@aps.co​m.​
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