SALISBURY — Delmarva Power is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in Maryland and Delaware through the Energy-Saving Trees program.
It’s the fifth year of the Delmarva Power — Arbor Day Foundation partnership that provides two trees per household while supplies last. This year, the free trees are more developed as they’re lightly branched and 2- to 4-feet in height, according to a news release from the power company.
The Energy-Saving Trees program helps customers conserve energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting. Delmarva Power customers can reserve up to two free trees by visiting www.arborday.org/delmarva or by calling 855-670-2772. The types of trees offered are American beech, bald cypress, river birch, sugar maple and white dogwood, which will be delivered directly to customers at an ideal time for planting.
“Our Energy-Saving Trees program is another way that Delmarva Power is committed to helping our customers continue to conserve energy as well as improve the environment,” Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president, said in the release. “By strategically planting the right trees in the right places, we help maintain a balance between the aesthetics of the tree canopy and the reliability of the electric distribution system while also offering our customers energy reductions.”
An online tool can help customers find the most strategic location for planting and estimate the annual savings that will result from the tree. 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. This tool requires an up-to-date internet browser. If customers experience an issue, they are asked to call 855-670-2772 for help.
For more information about Delmarva Power, visit www.delmarva.com.