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Community & Human Development 915 Tree Keepers

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915 Tree Keepers Neighborhood Nomination Application


Groups of at least 5 neighbors on one block who are eager to bring shade to their neighborhood and cool our city can apply. The first entry will serve as the Project Lead, who will serve as the main point of contact and can fill out the form for the rest of the interested neighbors who are interested in adopting trees. While only 5 neighborhood households are required, the more the merrier! Signing up 10+ neighbors of one block is highly encouraged!

Once an interest form is completed, Community & Human Development Department staff will contact the applicant to coordinate tree plantings during an appropriate season. In collaboration with volunteers and residents, this program will plant tree(s), grow your neighborhood’s shade canopy, and put down roots to benefit the community at large.

Requirements for becoming 915 Tree Keeper:

  • At least 5 neighbors (more are always encouraged) on the same block must all agree to adopt trees.
  • Participants must live in single-family residences and not be a commercial establishment.
  • If you are a renter, you are required to seek permission from the property owner.
  • Nominated households must be in an area with a Tree Equity scorecard of 65% or less. Look up your neighborhood’s score here: 915 TreeKeepers (
  • Each household is eligible to plant (2) trees in the City's Right-of-Way (ROW, area between your sidewalk and street.) Trees are not eligible to be planted on private property outside of the City's ROW.
  • Each household should be prepared, with the help of volunteers, to spend up to two hours planting their adopted trees.
  • Each household will be required to sign a participation waiver and an Adopt-a-Tree agreement committing to maintaining and watering their trees according to their assigned El Paso Water watering schedule.


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    John Doe
    123 St. Rd.

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