Delmarva Power is providing 1,175 free trees to residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, an initiative that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting.
Delmarva Power is taking part in this important environmental program for the seventh year. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by visiting arborday.org/delmarva. Customers should have their Delmarva Power account number handy when ordering the free tree.
The one-gallon, two- to four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include bald cypress, river birch and white dogwood.
Shade trees can reduce residential cooling costs by up to 30 percent, while in the winter months trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into homes, thereby reducing heating costs. The Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 1,175 trees are estimated to produce nearly $380,000 in energy savings within 20 years for Delmarva Power customers.
The Energy-Saving Trees online tool assists Delmarva Power customers in finding the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings. Customers using the online tool can call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help at 855-670-2772.
The 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 U.S Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s i-Tree Software to calculate estimated benefits.
For more, visit delmarva.com.