School & Community Shade Trees

Trees for Tucson delivers low cost trees to individuals and community groups for planting in public and community spaces such as residences, schools, neighborhoods, parks, libraries, places of worship, non-profits and HOA’s.

Community Shade Trees can be planted anywhere!

P1000024In addition to delivery of your desert appropriate trees, Trees for Tucson can provide tree project assistance. We can help you plan and develop participation in a tree planting or tree maintenance event in your community. We can help you assess and select optimal planting locations, choose the best-performing tree species, and possibly match your project with volunteer groups eager to assist with tree projects. We can provide loaner tools from our Tool Bank, and assist with BlueStake and any required permits as well.  If you’d want assistance with your project please contact us early as our calendar does fill up.

Community Shade Trees are $25 per 5 gallon sized tree, or $45 per 15 gallon tree (delivery included). There is no quantity limit. All trees are high quality, desert adapted, locally and professionally grown. We recommend planting 5 gallon trees because they provide the best value, are easiest to plant, and become established much quicker. We also have a limited supply of 15 gallon trees available.

For every each tree you plant, consider adding a 2 cu ft. bag of mulch. Your new trees will require much less water if they have the benefit of  a 3″ layer of mulch in the basin. We recommend one 2 cu ft. bag per 5 gallon tree. Mulch can be purchased for $10 per 2 cu ft. bag (delivery included).

Order your Community Shade Trees easily through Trees for Tucson’s online ordering systemIf you need financial assistance with your project you may apply for our mini-grant program.

Trees for Schools

P1000018We plant trees with students at every opportunity. There is no better way for kids to learn about trees than to plant one. Trees for Tucson/Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc. offers a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities to schools including tree planting and tree care events, on-going student-led land stewardship activities, invasive species education, and support for school waste reduction and recycling programs. Our education and outreach program is supported in part by a grant from the Arizona State Forestry Division.

Hands-on tree planting requires planning, preparation and multiple approvals; Trees for Tucson can assist you with planning and developing a tree project for your school. For more information, call us at (520) 791-3109 or email

Neighborhood Trees

Neighborhoods with trees are cooler, healthier, and more beautiful. If you want to plant trees in your neighborhood give us a call at (520) 791-3109 or email us at  We can help you plan a project, get neighborhood participation, obtain all necessary approvals and permits, assist with planting day, and even help neighbors maintain trees over time.

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