Local Impact Story: Trees for Tucson

Planetary impact is hard to see in real time. Local impact is much easier to illustrate. The positive efforts at a community level can lead to meaningful global change. Here is one example of Conserve at work in our Tucson community.

89 Trees Planted
Working in 2 local communities (Pueblo Gardens & Bario Anita)
135 local
46 Local Residents positively impacted

Tucson averages 62 days per year at over 100 degrees. In 2020 there were 100 days over 100 degrees. Trees cool the air and reduce the urban heat island effect, and they do it quite well in arid environments. Circle K Conserve supports Trees for Tucson where residents in neighborhoods with 10% or less tree canopy cover qualify for two free trees per household. Trees for Tucson volunteers are led by trained Tree Leaders (ISA Certified Arborists) to ensure that the right trees are planted in the right place for the best chance of success. Our goal is to increase tree canopy in heat-vulnerable neighborhoods.

Local Tree Planting


Our Partners

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TCB is a non-profit environmental advocacy and action organization founded in 1985 to preserve and improve our environment, conserve natural resources, and enhance quality of life in the City of Tucson and eastern Pima County. These goals are achieved through educational and hands-on programs emphasizing personal action in recycling and waste reduction, land stewardship, urban forestry and beautification.

Conserve is excited to work on these goals alongside Tucson Clean and Beautiful!


Trees for Tucson

Conserve will be specifically working with Tucson Clean and Beautiful on their Trees for Tucson campaign. The Trees for Tucson project is aiming to increase the tree canopy in Tucson by planting trees in neighborhoods that need the shade!

Circle K has done 3 projects with Trees for Tucson
We have planted trees in underprivileged neighborhoods around Tucson


Reid Park Zoo

The Reid Park Zoo, founded in 1967, is a 24-acre city-owned and operated non-profit zoo located within Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. The zoo features more than 500 animals. It was unofficially established in 1965 by Gene Reid, the parks and recreation director at the time.

Circle K has partnered with the zoo to offset the emissions from the zoo’s vans by 100%!