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City of Scottsdale to host Arbor Day tree-planting event celebrating more than 400 new trees planted with SRP

Media Advisory:



To celebrate the final three tree plantings completed as part of its SRP Right Tree, Right Place program, the City of Scottsdale will host an Arbor Day Event at Chaparral Park.

Scottsdale and SRP have worked together through the program starting in fall 2022 to remove 146 trees growing too close to powerlines. For every tree removed, at least three new trees were planted. The three trees from SRP being planted on Arbor Day will bring the total number of new trees planted in Scottsdale to 441.

Five trees in total will be planted at the event. In addition to the trees from SRP, Scottsdale Garden Club and the Winfield Scott Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will each donate one tree to the park.

Scottsdale and SRP will be available for media interviews. SRP staff will also be onsite to discuss the utility’s ongoing sustainability efforts relating to local adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and SRP's Shade Tree program.


Friday, April 28, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
Chaparral Park 
5401 N. Hayden Road 
Scottsdale, AZ 85250 

  • The event will be held on the south side of the park near Chaparral Lake.
  • Members of the community are welcome to attend to listen to the program and learn about SRP's sustainability programs.
  • Limited parking is available on the south side of the park off Chapparal Road. More parking can be found north of Hayden and Chaparral Roads.
  • * Media planning to attend should contact Erica Roelfs at erica.roelfs@srpnet.com


  • Five trees being planted
  • Guest speakers from Scottsdale, Scottsdale Garden Club and The Winfield Scott Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution
  • SRP electric vehicle (EV) demonstration


The goal of SRP’s Right Tree, Right Place program is to reduce the risk of possible safety hazards and power reliability issues caused by trees growing too close to powerlines ahead of the upcoming monsoon season. It also helps with increasing shade cover, mitigating the urban heat island effect and improving air quality. For every tree removed, at least three trees are planted.

In previous years, SRP has partnered with other local cities including Peoria, Avondale, Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa as part of the program. To date, more than 1,000 trees have been removed, and more than 4,000 new trees have been planted in Valley cities since the program started in 2018.

SRP also provides more than 5,000 desert-adapted shade trees to Valley residents for free every year as part of the SRP Shade Tree Program. By strategically placing these trees around their home, SRP customers can see greater energy efficiency through reduced cooling costs during the summer. To learn more about the program, visit https://www.srpnet.com/energy-savings-rebates/home/shade-tree-workshop.

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and improve adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), SRP offers an EV charger rebate and a specialized price plan specifically for EV owners. For more information, visit https://www.srpnet.com/energy-savings-rebates/home/join-ev-community.

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving approximately 1.1 million customers. SRP provides water to about half of the Valley’s residents, delivering more than 244 billion gallons of water (750,000 acre-feet) each year, and manages a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.