Introducing: NatureShade, Shade Trees for Energy Savings. Residents in participating cities could be eligible for a free shade tree to plant next to their home.
We appreciate your interest in contributing to energy conservation and creating a lighter demand on the electrical grid. In addition, planting shade trees are a great way to help clean the air and help our environment!
NatureShade is a program provided by Provo City Power where eligible residential utility customers can apply for a free shade tree to plant on their property in Provo. When planted properly and at full growth, the trees can cast enough shade to keep energy costs down in the home.
In addition to the shade trees having potential of providing energy savings, there are long-term benefits for our community including carbon sequestration, and beautification of our homes and neighborhoods.
The following three trees will be available for pickup (upon approval and first come first served basis) during the scheduled giveaway. These trees have been selected for their growth rate, shade benefits and because they grow well in Utah’s environment.
The trees offered are in a 7 gallon bucket, and between a 1-2 inch caliber. (Value of the trees average $60-$70 each)
No. The trees are offered on a first come first served basis. No trees will be held or guaranteed. Be sure that you do your own research on each of the trees available and have an idea of your 1st, 2nd & 3rd choice.
No. We can get super creative with any means of transportation to get your tree home with you.
Yes, we’ll just verify the approved name/address and have them sign for you.
Please consider having someone else pick up your tree for you, or let us know at least one week in advance if you won’t be able to make it during the giveaway so that we can offer a tree to someone else on the waiting list. If you can’t make it and don’t make arrangements for someone to pick up a tree for you, you will forfeit your eligibility for the next two years.
The trees we offer are not guaranteed. If the tree dies after you take possession you will have to wait the three years before being eligible for the program again.
No. We only offer a one day event.
Our hopes are that everyone who is approved for a free tree will come and pick up their tree. However, in some cases we may have a handful of trees leftover after the event. In this case, the forestry division will plant them around the city in park strips that need a little extra shade.
At the Provo Power Park Pavilion located at 251 West 800 North.
Yes, you can only get one tree (every third year) per Electric Utility Account.