Shade Tree Project

Fall 2022 Enrollment Is Open!

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

If you have an open space, away from any overhead powerlines on the west side of your house, and if you have the means to plant, water and care for a tree, we hope you’ll consider participating in the Shade Tree Project.

A limited number of trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to two trees per address for the life of the program.

The Fall 2022 offering is open to residential customers in the following counties*:

  • Blaine
  • Camas
  • Cassia
  • Gooding
  • Jerome
  • Lincoln
  • Minidoka
  • Twin Falls

*If you reside in a county that is not part of the current Shade Tree offering but wish to be notified of future offerings in your county, should they become available, please email your name, email address and ZIP code to

How the Process Works

  • Select and reserve your tree(s) using our online enrollment tool. There are several species to choose from.
  • Receive your trees one of two ways:
    • Ship to your home: If you chose this option, enter the address you wish to have the tree shipped to. The 1 gal. tree(s) will be shipped to you a few weeks after your order is placed.
    • Pick up your trees: Attend a pick-up event on one of the dates below to receive your 3 gal. tree(s). You must pre-register and receive an enrollment confirmation letter to participate in the pick-up event.
      • Twin Falls: Thursday, September 22.
      • Twin Falls: Saturday, September 24.

Note: If you select to have your tree delivered to you, you will be unable to receive a tree at the pick-up event. Trees will only be available on the dates and times listed above for those that chose to receive their tree from a pick-up event.

If you choose to collect your trees at one of the pick-up events, your shade trees will be available at the designated time and location. To ensure our customers’ and employees’ safety, please do not arrive before or after your selected time. When you arrive, you’ll be able to talk with an expert, participate in planting demonstrations and get planting and care instructions. Trees available through the pick-up event come in 3-gallon containers and range in height from 4 to 6 feet, so please plan their transportation accordingly.

  • Plant your trees as soon as possible for the best chance at a long and healthy life.

 Enroll Now to Reserve Your Tree!

How to Plant a Tree

Project Partners

This project is a joint effort by Idaho Power, the City of Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Mountain Home, Nampa, Payette, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Idaho Community Forestry, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and others.


Program continuation, eligibility requirements and terms and conditions apply. If reservations fill after hours or on the weekend, the enrollment tool will not be deactivated until the next business day. If this occurs and you wish to be notified of any future Shade Tree offerings in your area, should they become available, please email your name, email address and ZIP code to