The Power of Trees
Choose from hundreds of low water-use trees for your landscape; then plant, prune and maintain properly.
- Do your homework --- proper tree care starts with selecting the right tree and planting it in the right place.
- Plant low-water-use trees to shade east, south, and west-facing walls. It will cool your house in the hotter months and you'll save up to 30% off your energy bill.
- Select native trees to attract birds and provide wildlife corridors in urban environments. They are also best accustomed to natural precipitation and soil conditions, thus thrive with less input than non-natives.
- Pruning Schedule for Desert Plants
- Pruning: Chapter 8 of the UA Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Manual
- Pruning Tips for Arizona Plants
- Arbor Day Foundation
- Arizona Community Tree Council Tree Resources
- Trees Are Good
- Low-water-use Trees for the Arizona Desert
- APS: Community Tree Stewardship
- Living in a Grove of Trees
- Pruning Deciduous Shade Trees
- Right Tree, Right Place
- SRP Shade Tree Program
- Find a Certified Arborist for your tree care needs