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Phoenix, SRP planting more than 1,000 trees

Posted: 9:51 AM, Apr 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-23 12:51:11-04

You may notice more trees popping up around Phoenix, as the city and Salt River Project team up to make the Valley a little greener. 

After having cut down around 400 trees that were encroaching on or touching power lines, SRP will now plant over 1,300 trees with the City of Phoenix.

The trees will be planted at schools, parks, light rail stations and other public places around the city. Called the "Right Tree Right Place" program, the new trees will: 

  • Expand the regional shade canopy and reduce the urban heat island effect
  • Help reduce annual emissions from vehicles and homes
  • Maintain electric reliability and ensure public safety
  • Reduce SRP cost with vegetation management 

The City of Phoenix and SRP started planting trees in February and plan to have all planted by the end of April.