Pepco has extended its offer of free trees to its customers from Nov. 6 to Nov. 21.
As part of the utility company’s Energy-Saving Tree Program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, 1,300 free trees are still up for grabs on a first-come, first-serve basis in an effort to promote energy conservation and help customers save on their energy bills through the strategic planting of trees.
Customers in the Maryland and Washington D.C. area can choose from a selection of six tree species: redbud, crape myrtle, river birch, honey locust, red maple, and Northern red oak.
According to Pepco, strategically planting trees can help lower energy bills by up to 15 to 30 percent.
Customers can reserve a maximum of two trees per household. Trees can be reserved online using a special tool found at the Energy-Saving Tree website. The tool will help customers map their house, find the right trees and the most strategic place for planting, as well as give them an estimate on how much money they can save. Trees will be delivered to the customers' homes.
For planting tips and more, visit the Arbor Day website at http://energysavingtrees.arborday.org