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Energy Saving Trees Program

Plant a Free Tree and Conserve Energy BGE Tree Planting Program benefit infographic

BGE, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, provides a limited number of free trees to BGE customers to help reduce energy bills and improve community tree canopies.

Scientists agree that properly planted trees could help to reduce your energy use through summer shading and slowing cold winter winds. As your trees grow, they can lower your energy bills by up to 15 to 30 percent.

For a limited time, free trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to BGE customers who agree to plant them in safe, energy-saving locations.

To reserve your free tree or to sign up on the waitlist:

  • Go online and map out your house. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation’s easy-to-use, interactive online mapping tool.
  • Select the right tree for the right planting location. The online application will then help you determine the right trees to plant and the right places to plant them to save energy.
  • Reserve your tree. After you select your tree and its safe, energy-saving location, simply press the reserve button.
  • Tree is delivered directly to your home for planting. Two- to four-foot trees will be mailed directly from the Arbor Day Foundation nursery to your home with easy-to-follow instructions on how and where to plant.

Customers are reminded to call 811 BEFORE digging to avoid hitting underground utilities. For more information, call 1-855-234-3801 between the business hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.​






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