For Immediate Release
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva
Power is providing free trees to its residential customers through the
Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customers conserve energy and reduce
household energy bills through strategic tree planting. Customers can reserve
up to two free trees per household at www.arborday.org/delmarva
or by calling 1-855-670-2772.
were made available first to customers who were on the waiting list from the
2015 program. Those customers received an email from the Arbor Day Foundation. The
remaining trees are being made available, while supplies last, to all
residential customers starting today, March 21.
online tool can help Delmarva Power customers find the most strategic location
for planting and estimate the annual savings that will result from the trees.
Customers may call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help and other
questions at 1-855-234-3801.
trees can reduce residential cooling costs by as much as 30 percent, while in
the winter trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into
buildings, thereby reducing heating costs. The Arbor Day Foundation calculates
that the 1,350 trees are estimated to produce nearly $295,000 in energy savings within 20 years. The
18- to 36-inch trees that will be delivered directly to customers include sugar
maple, river birch, American beech, bald cypress and white dogwood, and are in
small containers that allow for the growth of a better root system.
again we are pleased to support the Energy-Saving Trees program which benefits
the environment and helps beautify the communities in our service territory,"
said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "In addition, the
program can help our customers save money on their air-conditioning and heating
expenses since trees provide shade in the summer and let the sun in during the
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.
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