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Tree care tips

These tips will help you maintain and care for new or existing trees and shrubs:

  • Drought tips. Find easy guidelines to follow and protect your trees during drought or high temperatures from Save Our Water.
  • Caring for trees. View quick tips for planting, watering, and pruning your trees from Our City Forest.
  • Best practices. See a thorough list of Best Practices from the City of San José.
  • Tree care resources. To learn steps to Save our Water and our Trees visit Canopy.
  • Planting trees can lower energy costs, improve mental and physical health, and provide a multitude of other environmental services and benefits!​ Learn more about the City of San Jose's Tree Rebate Program.