Trees Are Cool

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Mesa has been a leader in implementing sustainable practices for many years. In 2021, the city launched a Climate Action Plan with bold but attainable goals. As a city, we have already begun shifting our operations to reduce our impact on the environment. Through small steps and changes, everyone can play a part in helping our community reach our Climate Action goals.

One way to make a big impact is to plant a tree. In addition to beautifying yards, parks, and shared spaces, trees have a significant role to play in providing shade, filtering greenhouse gas emissions, and helping to cool our community.

The Trees Are Cool initiative challenges every resident, community group and business to consider what they can do to help reach the goal of planting one million trees in Mesa by 2050. I encourage everyone to get involved in planting trees so we can maintain and grow a healthy, resilient community for generations to come.


Help Us Grow a Cooler Community

The Trees Are Cool initiative will increase Mesa’s tree canopy coverage and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Help us achieve this goal by planting new trees and recording them on our tree map.


Get Free Trees from City of Mesa Electric or SRP!


Click button to go to record your tree form



Tree Planting Priority Map

The interactive map below illustrates tree planting priority areas by census block. It was created by analyzing six priority indicators.*
Click on the census blocks to view the data and use the tools in the top right to view additional reference layers.


*Average Temperature, Mesa Fire and Medical Heat-Related Incidents, Percent Unemployed, Percent Over 65, Percentage Under 200% Poverty and Percent Minority.

Mesa has been a leader in implementing sustainable practices for many years. In 2021, the city launched a Climate Action Plan with bold but attainable goals. As a city, we have already begun shifting our operations to reduce our impact on the environment. Through small steps and changes, everyone can play a part in helping our community reach our Climate Action goals.

One way to make a big impact is to plant a tree. In addition to beautifying yards, parks, and shared spaces, trees have a significant role to play in providing shade, filtering greenhouse gas emissions, and helping to cool our community.

The Trees Are Cool initiative challenges every resident, community group and business to consider what they can do to help reach the goal of planting one million trees in Mesa by 2050. I encourage everyone to get involved in planting trees so we can maintain and grow a healthy, resilient community for generations to come.


Help Us Grow a Cooler Community

The Trees Are Cool initiative will increase Mesa’s tree canopy coverage and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Help us achieve this goal by planting new trees and recording them on our tree map.


Get Free Trees from City of Mesa Electric or SRP!


Click button to go to record your tree form



Tree Planting Priority Map

The interactive map below illustrates tree planting priority areas by census block. It was created by analyzing six priority indicators.*
Click on the census blocks to view the data and use the tools in the top right to view additional reference layers.


*Average Temperature, Mesa Fire and Medical Heat-Related Incidents, Percent Unemployed, Percent Over 65, Percentage Under 200% Poverty and Percent Minority.

Page last updated: 10 Apr 2024, 11:43 AM