MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric is now offering 2,000 free trees to customers through “Energy-Saving Trees,” an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. Atlantic City Electric customers can reserve their free trees at www.arborday.org/ace. The program will continue until all 2,000 trees are reserved. The two-to-four foot tall trees will be delivered directly to customers at an ideal time for planting.
An online tool helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near their homes or businesses. Customers can reserve up to two trees and are expected to care for and plant them in the location provided by the online tool. The types of trees offered include Sugar Maple, River Birch, Hackberry, American Beech, Bald Cypress, White Dogwood and Washington Hawthorn.
The “Energy-Saving Trees” online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree software to calculate estimated benefits. In addition to providing approximate energy savings, the tool also estimates the trees’ other benefits, including cleaner air, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved storm water management.
Arbor Day representatives estimate within 20 years the 2,000 mature trees will result in more than $380,000 in energy savings.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 545,000 customers in southern New Jersey.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member non-profit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information about the Foundation and its conservation programs can be found at www.arborday.org.