Did you know… if you live or own property within the City of Los Angeles, you are eligible to receive up to seven free shade trees from City Plants?
If you live in the City of Los Angeles, City Plants (in partnership with Los Angeles Conservation Corps) will deliver free trees to your home along with stakes, ties, and fertilizer pellets! Enjoy planting them with your family. It’s a perfect way to celebrate our planet, whether it’s Earth Day or any day of the year!
Sign up here to request shade trees to plant in your yard. If you plant your trees to the south or west of your home, you can save money and energy by cooling your house down!
To view a list of the yard trees available, click here.
Where Should I Plant?
It’s best to plant trees about 15-20 feet away from your home on the west and east sides. West is always the best for energy efficiency, as the trees will shade your home in the hot afternoon sun. Planting trees on the east side of your home helps a little to shade it from the morning sun, but planting to the north will not provide much shade at all.
Plant trees so that they shade your air conditioning unit. If you have a central air system, you can plant trees to shade it during the hottest parts of the day. It will not have to work as hard, and will use less power (and less money) as it operates.