Tree planting Dec 14th, Order tree now

Time: We’ll meet at 8 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. Check the blackboard on the porch at the meeting spot if you want to join in later in the morning—we’ll leave a note with an idea of the morning’s planting route. End time of noon is approximate.

Meeting spot: 813 N 9th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705

Come help us plant native shade trees within water-harvesting earthworks in neighbors’ yards and along the neighborhood streets. The idea is to plant food-producing, flood-controlling, wildlife-habitat-producing, beautiful, air- and water-filtering, living air conditioners. Mature shade trees on the east, west, and north sides of a home can reduce summer temperatures around the building by up to 20ºF compared to homes without such shade trees. In addition, street trees shading up to 75% of the street’s surface can cool summer neighborhood temperatures by up to 10ºF. If we harvest street runoff to irrigate the street trees we also reduce water consumption as we reduce downstream flooding. Thus far this annual event has resulted in over 1,300 trees being planted in our neighborhood—let’s keep going!

For more information: Contact Rocky Yosek at or (520) 250-8220. Orders for fig, pomegranate, and/or hackberry trees must be turned in to Rocky by December 11. Orders for all other trees must be turned in to Rocky by December 12.

For 2013 Dunbar/Spring-only tree-order form: Click here

For Street Tree Maintenance Form: Click here

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