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Plant Clinics
Pima County, Arizona


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Frequently Asked Questions written by the Master Gardeners of Tucson Arizona. Check out these answers to some common problems we see in our Plant Clinic. FAQ

Plant Clinic 626-5161 (Tucson)
4210 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson 85719
Pima County Cooperative Extension operates a plant clinic Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions over the phone or on a walk-in basis. There is no charge for this service. Complex questions may be referred to faculty at the University of Arizona.

Plant Clinic 648-0808 (Green Valley)
Our new Green Valley office is located in the old Continental school.
Physical address: 1100 W. White House Canyon Rd
Mailing address: Pima Co. Cooperative Extension P.O. Box 1989 Green Valley, Az. 85622-1989

Pima County Cooperative Extension also operates a plant clinic Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Green Valley area. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions over the phone or on a walk-in basis. There is no charge for this service. Complex questions may be referred to faculty at the University of Arizona.

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Sources for Shade Trees

Operation Cool Shade
Pima County Master Gardeners work together with TRICO Electric Cooperative's "Cool Shade" program. "Cool Shade" provides shade trees at reduced prices to TRICO customers who agree to plant the trees to shade houses and reduce energy consumption.

Master Gardeners contribute by conducting seminars on planting, care and maintenance of new trees. We will also help distribute trees in the fall.

The trees selected this year are desert willow, eldarica pine, blue palo verde, mesquite and live oak. TRICO customers are eligible to "adopt" up to three trees at $5 each - quite a bargain for 5-gallon trees!

If you are a TRICO Electric Cooperative customer, please contact their office for more information (5100 West Ina Road Tucson 85743, 744-2944).

TEP Shade Tree Program
Tucson Electric Power company (TEP) customers may be eligible for a similar program. Thanks to a grant from TEP, their customers may receive 1 or 2 five gallon sized trees (3-6 feet tall) for only $3.00 per tree (payable to Trees for Tucson) if you agree to plant the tress to shade your house. Large shade trees can reduce cooling bills, especially if they shade windows and air conditioner units. Supplies are limited.

The trees available this year are sweet acacia, blue palo verde, silver dollar eucalyptus, willow acacia, and thorny mesquite.

If you are a TEP customer, please contact Trees for Tucson for more information (P. O. Box 27210 Tucson 85726-7210, 791-3109).


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Materials last updated on October 31, 2009
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