Native Yard Tree Sale
& and help planting the tree(s)
For the neighborhoods of Dunbar/Spring, Barrio Anita, and Barrio Blue Moon
Order forms and payment must be received in the month of September.
The sooner you get it in, the sooner you get your tree(s). Last day we take orders is September 30.
Order form available for download here
Grow shade, food, wildlife habitat, and beauty around your home with 5-gallon-sized native trees available for
$35 each if you help us plant the tree
$5o each if we plant your tree without your help.
We have a few trees available for free (thanks to donations to the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters) for those that cannot afford to pay for the tree.
To apply for a donated tree, fill out the order form writing “Requesting donated tree” at the top of the form, and return the order form.
We can help you with plant selection and placement to maximize the benefits of the tree(s), while optimizing the passive harvest of on-site waters to help irrigate the tree for free—this is all part of the program.
Once we have your order, we will schedule planting time with you.
We only offer low-water-use Tucson Basin native trees through this program as they are the best adapted to our local climate, soils, and wildlife. While many non-native trees died in the neighborhood in the record drought that preceeded this summer’s rains, the natives survived! And we need to shade up and cool off the bare spots in our neighborhood to help passively cool us as temperatures rise.
Once shade trees grow to maturity, if planted on the east or west side of your home they can help reduce summer temperatures by over 20˚ F! Grow your air conditioners!
Direct questions to Brad at NeighborhoodForesters@gmail.com
Responsibilities of those getting trees
You will be responsible for the care of the tree. It will need to be watered three times a week for
the first month, then at least one good watering per week after that (especially when things heat
up again) until the tree is established . Establishment takes from one to three years.
If the tree is well-chosen and -placed with passive water harvesting you won’t need to water the tree after establishment.
Plantings will occur throughout September as we schedule them with those ordering trees
Want to volunteer to help your neighbors plant their trees in water-harvesting basins?
Let Brad know at NeighborhoodForesters@gmail.com and he’ll get you on the supervised team. Be sure to provide him your email and phone number for easy contact.