Shade Tree Project

Fall 2021 Enrollment is Closed

Shade trees offer many benefits, including increased comfort, enhanced property values and improvements to air and water quality. Shade trees can even help reduce energy used for summer cooling by 15% or more when planted in the right location! The Shade Tree Project encourages homeowners to plant shade trees to help shade their home and reduce energy use.

The Shade Tree Project is for Idaho Power’s residential customers who wish to plant a shade tree at their home. It is open to a limited geographic area each spring and fall. Several species are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to two trees per customer for the life of the program. Spring 2021 enrollment is closed.

Shade Tree Project Notification Sign Up

Although enrollment to reserve a tree is currently closed, sign up to get notified when enrollment begins for future events in your area, should they become available.

Questions? Call 208-388-6075 or email

Program Partners

This project is a joint-effort by Idaho Power, the cities of Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Mountain Home, and Nampa, the College of Southern Idaho, Idaho Community Forestry, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association, College of Western Idaho and others.

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