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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!


Why trees? Check out this great video from TreePeople, an urban forestry organization based in Los Angeles, CA: