National Arbor Day is on Friday, April 26th  in Arizona

Arizona State Tree is the Palo Verde

Arizona State Tree – Blue Palo Verde

Did you know an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people in one year?  Yvette Bourdages, Business Development Manager for our Tree Management Division and Trixie, one of our Caretaker Pets is reminding you to mark your calendars.  National Arbor Day is on April 26th.  Celebrate by planting a new tree to absorb pollution (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.  

Yvette and Trixie, also has the following tips for the month of April:

  • April is the best time of year to plant trees, especially citrus trees as soil temperatures have warmed up and root activity increases. 
  • Check your irrigation as we head into the warmer months.
  • Increase duration, not frequency, of watering cycles as temperatures increase.  It’s better to water deeply and less often, especially if your trees are in turf settings. 
  • Be careful not to over-water though.  It has been said that more trees die in Arizona of over-watering than under-watering. 

Happy Planting!  Trixie is going to go take a long nap under a citrus tree and dream about eating a fabulous fruit salad!

Trixie – Tree Management Division Caretaker Pet

To request for a Tree Pruning Proposal, Landscape Maintenance Proposal or if you have general landscape questions, please contact Yvette Bourdages at

Yvette is a member of ICSC and VH&RA.  She volunteers her time to be a member of the following committees: ICSC Next Generation, VH&RA Events and VH&RA Membership.