Operation Cool Shade
(click the ad below to view the 2017 Operation Cool Shade brochure)
Before you dig
One week before you plan to dig, call Arizona 811 (formerly called Blue Stake) at 1-800-STAKEIT (782-5348), or go online to azbluestake.com to create a ticket. Arizona 811 will schedule a locator to mark the placement of underground utility wires and pipes where you plan to plant your trees.
Even if you are hiring someone to dig for, it is YOUR responsibility to call Arizona 811.
Before you plant
Before planting, create a landscaping plan. Observe and take into consideration the way in which your family or business uses the outdoor space where you are thinking about placing trees. Plant at least three trees where they can provide enough shade to shield your structure and outdoor living areas. Shade the roof, as well as the east, west and south walls as much as possible.
Never plant trees where their growth will interfere with overhead power lines. A good rule to follow is, at maturity, the trunk and branches of the trees should be at least 15 feet away from overhead power lines.
"Planting and Caring for Your Desert Landscape Trees"
presented by the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension
Bullhead City Master Gardeners
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 2 pm - 4 pm
Mohave County Library, 1170 Hancock Road, Bullhead City
Operation Cool Shade 2015
Bill Stillman and Debbie Miller (left) from The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, join together with Mohave Electric Cooperative’s Chief Executive Officer, Tyler Carlson and Bullhead City Mayor, Tom Brady (right), distributing Operation Cool Shade trees at Bullhead City Public Works Saturday, November 14. Shade trees can lower the outside wall temperature of a home or building which in turn can lower cooling costs by up to 20% in just a few years. The joint effort of working together benefits the community.
Operation Cool Shade 2014
Tyler Carlson, Mohave Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer, presents Mayor Jack Hakim, a 2015 Operation Cool Shade t-shirt. Sheila Betts, Executive Assistant for the City of Bullhead City (left), and Carlos Tejeda, MEC Board Director (right), were on hand as volunteers.