Courtesy of Pepco
Courtesy of Pepco

Power giant Pepco will donate and plant 250 trees for D.C. residents starting this spring.

Partnering with D.C.-based nonprofit Casey Trees, Pepco will offer 250 trees on a first-come, first-served basis to city homeowners through their “Right Tree, Right Place” tree-planting program.

“We are enthusiastic about the Right Tree, Right Place program which helps to beautify our communities and enhance the environment,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president.

D.C. residents can request up to two trees through an online form and schedule a consultation visit with Casey Trees to ensure that optimal trees and planting sites are chosen.

Casey Trees will then plant residents’ selected trees during the spring or fall planting seasons. There is a subsidized cost of $50 per tree payable to Casey Trees, tree consultation and planting valued at $250, which is required prior to planting.

Pepco said that trees can reduce residential cooling costs by as much as 20 percent, while in the winter months trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into homes, thereby reducing heating costs.

“By planting the right tree in the right place, homeowners can help promote safety and service reliability, while enjoying the aesthetic and environmental benefits that trees provide,” Cooper said.

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