Starting, Friday April 26 on ARBOR DAY – Lebanon and West Lebanon Liberty Utilities customers can reserve their free trees at ww.arborday.org/libertynh. In addition, community members can come on out to Colburn Park at Noon – 1:00pm on Friday, April 26th to sign up in person for their FREE TREE with Lebanon Recreation & Parks (if raining please come on over to the Recreation Office at 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH for assistance). An online tool helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near their homes or businesses. Customers can reserve 1 tree and are expected to care for and plant them in the location provided by the online tool. The types of trees offered include the following: Serviceberry, Sweetgum, and Tuliptree.
The program will continue until all 100 trees are reserved. The two-to-four foot tall trees will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 18th at Colburn Park from 10am – 1pm across from 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH 03766.
“This program benefits the environment and can help customers save money on their energy bills,” said John Shore, spokesman for Liberty Utilities
The “Energy-Saving Trees” online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree software to calculate estimated benefits. In addition to providing approximate energy savings, the tool also estimates the trees’ other benefits, including cleaner air, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved storm water management.
The 100 trees are estimated to produce more than $27,800 in energy savings within 20 years.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org, or by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog.