IID Starts ‘Tree For All’ Program
Imperial Irrigation District Tree For All program. Photo from Imperial Irrigation District

Imperial Irrigation District is starting a  “Tree for All” program that will provide its residential electrical customers with a free shade tree.

 

IID says shade trees provide many benefits, including the potential to reduce residential energy costs by up to 20 percent. Shade trees help reduce the effects of climate change, improve air quality, provide habitat for wildlife, improve property values and increase neighborhood walkability.

 

“Our new Tree for All program will help our customers save energy and create greener and more beautiful communities across the Imperial and Coachella Valleys,” said IID Division 2 Director JB Hamby. “This is a major step to develop an urban forest to keep our communities cool, affordable and enjoyable.”

 

“No community in our desert valleys can flourish without trees,” added Division 4 Director Javier Gonzalez, co-author of the resolution authorizing the program. “Our new Tree for All program will lower customer bills and make our neighborhoods better places to live.”

 

Customers can reserve a free tree to be planted at their home, located to maximize energy savings. The pilot program includes drive-thru tree events in the Coachella Valley and a tree-planting program in the Imperial Valley.

 

IID’s first drive-thru tree event is scheduled in the city of Coachella on Saturday Nov. 12th  2022, with additional events to be held in Indio and La Quinta. Residential customers living in the Coachella Valley can reserve their tree on a first-come, first-served basis at www.iid.com/treeforall.

 

Free shade tree reservations for residential customers living in the Imperial Valley can be made beginning Nov. 14, 2022.

 

Please note that supplies are limited. Customers are asked to check www.iid.com/treeforall as the district plans to offer the program on an on-going basis.

 

IID partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation and Legakes Consulting Co. to administer the program with funding provided through IID’s Public Benefits Charge.

 

 

Imperial Irrigation District Tree For All program.

Photo from Imperial Irrigation District