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SRP Invites Customers to Plant Savings with Free Shade Trees

Workshop Held This Weekend, Spots Still Open to Earn Two Trees

SRP's Shade Tree Program provides customers with two, free desert-adapted trees to help them save energy, conserve water and beautify their landscapes. Shading a home helps to reduce cooling costs, improve air quality and lower the Valley's heat effect without using a lot of water.

To receive free trees, participants are required to attend a free workshop to learn how to best plant and care for the free trees. Space is limited. Reserve a spot by signing up online, at www.srpnet.com/shadetrees.

For more information, call 602-325-1254. Attendees of the May 9 to August 15 workshops will receive the trees at SRP's shade tree pickup event at Mesa Community College on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, when temperatures are cooler. The trees come in 5-gallon containers and range in height from 4 to 6 feet.

Two workshops held per day: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Glendale Public Library
5959 W. Brown St.
Glendale, AZ 85302
(Online registration for this weekend’s workshop closes on Wednesday, but walk-ups are welcome. This workshop is also available in Spanish)

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Apache Junction High School
2525 S. Ironwood Dr.
Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Saturday, May 2, 2020
South Mountain High School
5401 S. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Mesa Community College, Dobson Campus
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Desert Vista High School
16440 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix,AZ 85048

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Marcos De Niza High School
6000 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Program requirements:

  • Must be a current residential SRP electric customer and attend a Shade Tree workshop.
  • Have the legal right to plant trees on the property
  • Plant trees on the south, west and east sides of your home
  • Plant trees within 15 feet of exposed exterior walls and windows
  • Have the ability to care for the tree, as needed
  • Have not previously received trees for the property from an SRP shade tree workshop

Before planting a tree, call Arizona811 to find out where existing underground lines are located. One call to this free service notifies the appropriate local utilities, which send technicians to the requested site to mark the approximate location of existing undergroundlines.


About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.