For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. -
Pepco announced today that it will provide 1,350 free trees to residential customers
in the District of Columbia and Maryland through the Energy-Saving Trees
the sixth year of the partnership that helps customers conserve energy and
reduce household electric bills through strategic tree planting. Since 2011,
Pepco customers will have received more than 13,000 free trees thanks to the
partnership between Pepco and the Arbor Day Foundation.
are made available first to residential customers who were on the waiting list
from the program last year. Those customers will receive an email from the
Arbor Day Foundation in the next few weeks. The remaining trees will be
distributed beginning this week to customers who make the request while tree
residential customers can request up to two free trees by visiting www.arborday.org/pepco, or
by calling 1-855-670-2771. The 18 to 36 inch trees that will be delivered
directly to customers include Eastern Redbud,
Crepe Myrtle, River Birch, Red Maple, Northern Red Oak,
and are in small containers that allow for the growth of a better root system.
Energy-Saving Tree program benefits our customers by helping them to conserve
energy, save money and improve the environment," said Donna Cooper, Pepco
region president. "The program also educates customers on the appropriate
placement of trees to promote ongoing system reliability, improve aesthetics
and energy conservation."
Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 1,350 trees will produce nearly $294,720
in energy savings within 20 years.
online tool can help Pepco residential customers find the most strategic location
for planting and estimating the annual savings that will result from the tree.
Energy-Saving Trees online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the
Davey Institute, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses
peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service's i-Tree
Software to calculate estimated benefits.
may call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help and other questions at
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