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SRP offering customers shade trees to save energy, conserve water

Feb 7, 2021, 12:00 PM | Updated: Feb 8, 2021, 12:11 pm
(Courtesy photo/SRP)...
(Courtesy photo/SRP)
(Courtesy photo/SRP)

PHOENIX — SRP is offering customers two, free desert-adapted trees to help save energy and conserve water.

Along with beautifying a landscape, the trees also help reduce cooling costs, improve air quality and lower the Valley’s heat effect without using a lot of water, according to a press release.

People can receive the trees by attending an online webinar to learn how to plant and care for the trees.

The webinar is offered on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., Feb. 24 at noon or March 6 at 10 a.m.

A spot in a webinar can be reserved online.

Those who participate in SRP’s Shade Tree Program will be notified of a safe, contactless pickup date after the webinar is completed.

The trees will come in 5-gallon containers and range in height from 4 to 6 feet, according to the release.

Only current residential SRP customers are eligible to participate in the program and must have the legal right to plant trees on the property.

Trees can only be planted on the south, west and east sides of the home and must be within 15 feet of exposed exterior walls and windows.

Those who previously received trees as part of the program are not eligible, according to the release.

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