The Trees for You program offers rebates to UES electric service customers for the purchase of two qualified desert-adapted shade trees.
Homes built before 1980 or homes with single-pane windows can receive up to four qualified desert-adapted trees. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a credit on their UES electric bill, up to $15 for each five-gallon or larger tree purchased after September 30, 2008.
Shading reduces the radiant energy absorbed and stored by surfaces, including walls, pavement and gravel yards.
All residential electric service customers of UES are eligible for Trees for You rebates. Rebates are also available to commercial properties and schools as long as the program requirements are met, including tree choices and planting and maintenance guidelines.
Before signing up, review the Trees for You program guidelines.
Five types of trees qualify for the program. They include:
Before you start any digging project remember to first call 811 or Arizona Blue Stake at 1-800-STAKE-IT (1-800-782-5348). Call at least two working days before you dig to have UES mark the locations of company-owned underground utility lines near the dig site. This is a free service.
Plant trees at least 10 feet from sewer lines, 5 feet from water lines and 3 feet from all other utility lines. Do not plant under any overhead utility lines. 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 and remember to call Arizona Blue Stake before you dig.
Fire safety, care and maintenance including pruning are all important factors when planting trees. Special care should be given when landscaping your yard to help prevent fires.
Step 1 – Complete the application form and indicate on the sketch where the tree(s) will be planted.
Step 2 – Provide a copy of your paid invoice which must include the following:
Step 3 – Print the application form and mail it, along with the copy of your invoice, to:
UniSource Energy Services
Trees for You Program
Mail Stop DS 502
P.O. Box 711
Tucson, AZ 85702