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In an effort to increase the urban tree canopy within Spokane County and to reduce the cost of cooling homes, SCD has partnered with Avista Utilities on a project to strategically plant shade trees to help reduce residential energy costs.

Studies show that large deciduous trees can shade the house from the hot summer sun and decrease the cost of cooling a home. The program offers free shade trees planted on the southwest or west side of your home. The cost of the tree is underwritten by Avista Utilities while SCD provides the labor and the ongoing maintenance of the tree is the responsibility of the homeowner.

To be eligible for the Avista Shade Tree Program you must be a homeowner in Spokane County, be an Avista Utilities customer, and have room for a large tree on your property. The tree needs to be planted 15-30’ from the southwest corner or the west side of the house. Initial site visits in the fall or spring will determine if there is room for a tree and to pinpoint the exact location - planting will take place soon thereafter.

The program is limited to 50 participants for each planting season (spring & fall), so it’s best to apply early. To apply for the program please complete the registration form, print the completed form and email it to info@sccd.org or mail it to the District office at 210 N Havana, Spokane WA 99202. You will be contacted by one of the SCD foresters to confirm receipt.

If you have any questions about the Avista Shade Tree Program, please contact Garth Davis.

 


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