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The Power of Shade Trees
Planting and maintaining desert trees to shade your home provides many benefits:
- Save as much as 20% in energy costs as the trees mature
- Increase the resale value of your property by as much as 15%
- Retain water and soil moisture and reduce the need for irrigation
- Prevent erosion and reduce runoff
- Provide habitat for native song birds and backyard pets
- Absorb and take up CO2 within the fiber of the tree
- Reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants by cooling human environments with shade and through evapotranspiration of the leaves
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Bring people together, both through the planting of trees and the gathering around and under them
- Expand your daily living area into shaded outdoor areas
- Add beauty to your surroundings
Get out and plant your Trees for Tucson today!
- School environmental grants available - up to $500 cash and 40 trees, and qualify for other assistance! Cooperatively reviewed & funded by TCB and SAEMS. Applications due November 20, 2015, for projects to begin December or later.
- TCB has tickets available for the amazing 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition raffle! $25 each or 5 for $100. Order online through the TCB store, or by mail (printable order form and flyer)
- TCB Spring 2015 Newsletter now available! Want to automatically receive a copy by email? Subscribe today!
- ONGOING: Dedicate a commemorative tree at Pantano River Park for $225 each - a lasting way to recognize and remember friends and family! Info: (520) 837-6832
- The Buffel Busters Activity Booklet is now available, aligned with ADE 3rd-4th grade standards. See flyer for info. Email or call (520) 837-6836 to obtain booklets!
Commemorative Tree Dedication: Pantano River Park
Join us for the dedication ceremony and reading of names for whom commemorative trees have been dedicated at the Pantano River Park. This ceremony will also celebrate completion of the Garden of the Masks section. Trees are also now available for...Read More