Tree Power Shade Giveaway Program

Riverside has taken many steps to increase, improve or restore urban nature to the City environment; expanding parks and open space, as well as planting trees and foliage across the City, helps to increase carbon sequestration and clean the air while restoring habitat for myriad birds, insects and other wildlife. Foliage and trees on or around City structures help to reduce stormwater runoff and increase energy efficiency as well as improve the aesthetic appeal of the facilities.

In 2001 the City launched its Tree Power Program and Campaign, aiming to increase Riverside’s urban forest by offering free shade trees to residents. This program is ongoing today, with the City offering one free shade tree per year to residents as well as $25 rebate