I love my trees. I ordered baby trees from Trees For Tucson through the local electric company TEP. There is also a tree program through the other electric company-Trico for those who have it. Even though the tree application said it would take a month for the trees to arrive, I mailed my check on Friday and they arrived the next Thursday (today). I am thrilled. Since they are early I haven't dug the holes yet but hopefully they will be ok until Saturday when I have time to dig.
I got 3 trees. A Mesquite which should grow to 30 feet, a Desert Willow which grows about 20 feet and a Desert Ironwood, I think it gets 30 feet also but it grows much slower than the other 2. I hope to replace some Cholla cactus with one or two of the trees. I have enough Cholla and not enough trees. All of the trees produce seed pods so I can plant more trees from the seeds. I wanted to get some trees started now because it takes so long for them to grow and I am not sure where my house will be built exactly. Then when I want to landscape around my house I can just dig up some of my own baby trees and plant them near the house. It's worth a try. I have time but not a lot of money so I might as well make the best of it.