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Dunbar/Spring & surrounding neighborhoods’ native yard tree sale & planting
September 21, 2022
Native yard tree sale & help planting the trees for the following neighborhoods:
Barrio Blue Moon
Order forms and payment must be received
by midnight Wednesday, September 21st
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,
which will be delivered to your home by October 2, 2021.
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 of 2020, 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.
Tucson is the third-fastest warming city in the U.S.
Advice on tree choice and best planting locations available.
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!
And by directing roof runoff and/or household greywater to the basins around the tree, you can irrigate the trees for free.
Volunteers will be available to help plant tree(s) within a water-harvesting basin for those in need. Availability of planters will depend on demand and number of planters who volunteer.
Want to volunteer to help plant?
Email Brad at NeighborhoodForesters.org to let him know.
We’ll likely plant the weekend of Sept 24th.
Direct questions to Brad at NeighborhoodForesters@gmail.com
Check out our baby saguaro sale & planting too
For great info on planting the rain to water your tree(s) for free
See HarvestingRainwater.com and the full-color editions of the books Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond