Tucson Million Trees


Every Saturday during planting season (October – March) we plant up to 100 trees at once, one neighborhood at a time.  Two hours of planting with with neighbors, youth leaders, and volunteers move us closer to our goal of shading and cooling Tucson’s future, especially in Tucson’s hottest neighborhoods.   future.  Volunteer with us, donate, plant trees at your home, help us plant a million trees!

Mayor Regina Romero’s Tucson Million Tree initiative is critically important to Tucson’s future.  Tucson is one of the fastest-warming cities in the country and we are already feeling the effects.  Mayor Romero’s initiative underlines the urgency of planting trees to help ensure a livable city for future Tucsonans. Extreme heat is a threat to our public health, our economy, and our way of life. Trees provide many benefits:  they save us money while shading and cooling our homes, they improve air quality, make neighborhoods walkable, and outdoor spaces usable.  All desert denizens deserve the food, refuge, and habitat that trees provide.


Bring the cooling power of trees to Tucson’s most heat-vulnerable neighborhoods. Make a tax-deductible donation, an investment that grows larger over time.  Trees are planted in heat-vulnerable neighborhoods, schools and parks throughout Tucson, with youth, residents, and volunteers. Donations can be made in any amount at $35/tree, planted.  3 trees for $100, 10 trees for $350, etc.  Sponsor an entire neighborhood with 100 new desert shade trees for $3,500, ten neighborhoods for $35,000.  Make contributions: 1) Online by credit card, 2) by phone with credit card to (520) 837-6830, 3) via check mailed to: Trees for Tucson, P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, AZ 85726.  If you are making a donation in someone’s honor or memory, please make a note with your payment.  Email admin@tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org or call (520) 837-6830.


Tree planting is fun, educational, and suited for all ages and abilities!  RSVP to an upcoming planting event HERE.


Your neighborhood is eligible for discounted or free trees if the tree equity score is below .70:  TREE EQUITY LINK.  Contact us to learn how you can organize your own neighborhood tree planting event even with a higher equity score.  If you need trees or assistance for your community tree project, we can help. Contact us a tft@treesfortucson.org.   Free tool loan and other assistance and advice is also available.