Duke Energy and Trees SC announce the launch of the Energy Saving Trees program, which is supported by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The main focus of this program emphasizes conserving energy and reducing energy bills through strategic tree planting.
We will be distributing free trees along with educational materials to ensure proper planting and maintenance of the trees.
Trees provide many benefits to our homes and communities, including energy savings when they are planted property. As trees grow, the shade they provide will help protect homes from mid- to late-afternoon sun and can help save about 35 percent in energy costs. This program will educate homeowners on the proper placement of trees, which is typically on the west or northwest side of the housing structure.
Residents will have an opportunity to pick up their free tree during one of two giveaways:
- Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival (Pee Dee State Farmers Market, 2513 West Lucas Street, Florence)
- Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Florence Farmers Market (369 West Cheves Street, Florence).
For more information and to pre-register for your tree, please visit https://giveaway.treessc.org.