Tucson Electric Power sponsors a great program that provides up to 3 trees to it’s customers at a reduced rate of only $5 per tree. Trees are a great way to reduce future energy costs by shading your home.
To qualify for the rebate, trees must be planted within 15 feet of the structure’s west, east or south sides to provide shade during the summer months. Planting locations may be checked by TEP to verify program compliance.
Trees also must be planted at least 10 feet from sewer lines, 5 feet from water lines and 3 feet from all other utility lines. Do not plant trees under any overhead utility lines and maintain a safe distance from chimneys, power lines and other potential sources of combustion. Do not plant in a public right-of-way without a permit.