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Shade Tree Planting

Shade trees enhance the quality of life for residents by improving local air and water quality, providing shade that reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect, and beautifying City streets.  Shade trees also reduce the City’s local impact on global climate change by lowering energy consumption and sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2).  Since 1992, the City of Chula Vista has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The Conservation Section, in partnership with the Public Works Department’s Urban Forestry Division and community volunteers, works to expand the number of shade trees throughout Chula Vista.  Through community tree planting events, the Section added over 2,000 new shade trees along residential streets, canyon parkways, and within park areas between 2006-2008.  The tree planting program was funded through the CAL FIRE’s Green Trees for the Golden State program under Proposition 40.

Why plant trees?

  • Shade trees along the sidewalk shade the concrete and cool the neighborhood
  • Trees remove CO2 from the air and fight global warming
  • Majestic shade trees add value to your home
  • When planted near your home, shade trees can help cut cooling costs by shading windows and walls
  • Many flowering trees produce food for wildlife such as birds and butterflies

Need help? Contact the City's Conservation Section at 619-409-3893!

Your Community, Your Environment, Your Choice

Purchase Shade Trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Register Shade Trees in Your Neighborhood (San Diego Regional Tree Map)

Additional Information

California Urban Forest Council

CCSE Center for Urban Forestry & San Diego Trees

Urban Forest Ecosystem Institutes

National Arbor Day Foundation

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