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    PWP electric customers may be eligible for rebates for planting any one of 37 species of shade trees. Choose from Crape Myrtle, Western Redbud, Engelmann Oak, Montebello Ash, Western Sycamore, Jacaranda, Camphor, Coast Live Oak and more. Planting deciduous (shade) trees around your property can reduce the amount of energy you will use for cooling in the summer, while letting in the sun's warming rays during winter. Estimates are that well-placed trees around a home can reduce air conditioning or cooling costs by as much as 20 percent. In addition to their energy saving benefits, trees provide privacy, prevent soil erosion and beautify your environment.
     

    Program Guidebook & Catalog of Trees

    Learn how to site, select, plant, and care for shade trees in the Cool Trees Program Guidebook (5.3MB). Included within the guidebook is the Catalog of Cool Trees (1.1MB) which provides a list of eligible trees that are appropriate for planting in Pasadena and the individual tree characteristics.
     

    Program Rebates

    Residential electric customers who purchase an eligible "Cool Tree" will qualify for the following rebate amounts. Customers enrolled in the "Greening Pasadena Rewards Program" are eligible for larger rebate amounts.

    • Your PWP rebate if trees are purchased from a Non-Pasadena vendor: up to $40*
    • Your PWP rebate if trees are purchased from a Pasadena vendor: up to $50*
    • Your "Greening Pasadena Rewards Program" bonus amount:** up to $10*
       
      *- rebate will not exceed purchase price.
      **- The "Greening Pasadena Rewards Program" bonus amount requires a 120 day commitment to PWP's Green Power program.

     

    Getting your rebate is as easy as 1, 2, 3

    Just follow these three simple steps:

    1. Read the PWP Cool Trees Program Guidebook [5.3MB]* (including the Catalog of Cool Trees [1.1MB]*) to learn how to properly site, select, plant, and care for your tree.
    2. Purchase and plant up to ten trees per year from our approved tree list (see the Catalog of Cool Trees on pages 15-20). Trees must be in a 5-gallon size container when purchased. Trees will be rebated up to $50 per tree if purchased in Pasadena and up to $40 per tree if purchased outside Pasadena (amounts are greater for "Greening Pasadena Rewards Program" participants). Rebates will not exceed purchase price of the tree.
    3. Complete, sign, and mail the PWP Cool Trees Program Application* to PWP along with a copy of the store receipt. Applications are also available by calling the PWP Answerline at (626) 744-6970.

    Mail applications to:

    Pasadena Water & Power
    Cool Trees Program
    100 N. Garfield Ave
    P.O. Box 7115
    Pasadena, CA 91109-9866

    If you have questions or for more information, please call the PWP AnswerLine at (626) 744-6970. We look forward to your participation in the PWP Cool Trees Program.

    Other Information

    For information on city tree ordinances, also check out these other City of Pasadena websites:

    Pasadena Public Works Parks & Natural Resources Division - Homepage 

    Pasadena Public Works Parks & Natural Resources Division - Tree Ordinance