Plant a tree. It’s free!

Sure planting a tree helps the environment and reduces energy costs. But doing something that brightens your property and looks pretty makes you feel good too. Planting a free tree, that makes me practically giddy. As part of its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Pepco is giving away 2,000 free trees to customers in Maryland and Washington DC. Pepco customers can use a simple online tool to reserve up to two free trees. The program will continue until all 2000 trees have been reserved. Your job? Simply plant and care for the trees.

The Energy-Saving Trees program was launched in 2011 and the Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 2,000 trees are estimated to produce more than $380,000 in energy savings within 20 years.

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