For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric is providing 2,000 free trees to customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Launched as a pilot initiative in 2012, the Energy-Saving Trees program helps customers conserve energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting. Atlantic City Electric customers can reserve their free trees today at www.arborday.org/ace or by calling 1-855-670-2773.
An online tool can help Atlantic City Electric customers find the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings that will result from the tree. The new Energy-Saving Trees tool can run on Internet Explorer version 9, Firefox, and Google Chrome. Customers may call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help and other questions at 1-855-670-2773.
The Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 2,000 trees are estimated to produce more than $380,000 in energy savings within 20 years. Customers can reserve up two trees per household, and the program will continue until all 2,000 trees are reserved. In exchange for the free trees, customers are expected to care for the trees and plant them in the location provided by the online tool. The 2 to 4-foot trees will be delivered directly to the customer at an ideal time for planting. The types of trees offered include Sugar Maple, River Birch, Hackberry, American Beech, Bald Cypress, White Dogwood, and Washington Hawthorn.
"Atlantic City Electric is pleased to again partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide free trees to our customers," said Vince Maione, region president, Atlantic City Electric. "The Energy-Saving Trees program not only benefits the environment, but can also help customers save money on their energy bills."
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.
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