NGEMC has partnered with Arbor Day Foundation to offer members a chance to plant a tree that can reduce radiant heat from the sun and save energy this summer.
NGEMC is giving away up to 200 trees to members as a part of the Energy Saving Tree Program on Thursday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members must register to reserve one tree through Arborday.org. Reservations are available now will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
One of NGEMC’s long-standing goals has been to help members plant the right tree in the right place. While it is never a good idea to plant under lines or around electric equipment, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy Saving Tree program helps show home and business owners how strategically placed trees can help reduce their annual energy bills.
With their online tool, homeowners can use satellite imaging to plot the outline of their home and the best spot to plant in order to save money.
Members who register will be able to select a serviceberry, river birch, sugar maple, or arrowwood viburnum tree. All trees will come in a two-gallon pot or root bundle and should be able to fit in most standard vehicles.
This Energy Saving Tree giveaway is limited to NGEMC members. Members will be asked to show their energy bill or verify their identity when picking up the trees.
At the time of reservation, members will select a pick-up location from NGEMC’s Calhoun, Dalton, or Fort Oglethorpe offices. Members who miss the pick-up window on May 12 will forfeit the reserved trees. Trees are offered at no cost to the member.
For more questions about energy saving trees, please visit Arborday.org.