Got central air conditioning? If your answer is yes and you are a Provo resident then Provo City Power would like to help you lower your electric bill and energy consumption by offering you a free tree! Provo Power gives away trees once a year to shade homes and reduce energy consumption for their Trees for Energy Conservation Program.
HOW TO GET YOUR FREE TREE
- Have central air conditioning in your home.
- Sign up for your free tree at switchitprovo.com and submit the online form located under Trees for Conservation. Once determined that you are eligible, a voucher for your free tree will be emailed to you. There is a limited supply and trees will be given out on a first come-first serve basis to customers that qualify. (All forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 2nd – no vouchers will be processed after that date.)
- Pick up your free tree on September 10th, 2014 at 300 West 700 North in Provo, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pre-approved names and addresses will be verified. The trees will be located on the west side of the power plant. Provo City Power Representatives will be available to help you and answer any questions you may have. Tree species selection is on a first come-first serve basis.
*Residents that have received a tree in in the last three years will not be eligible for a tree this year.
Approximately 20 different tree species will be available to select from. Be sure to follow Provo Power on Facebook for more information. A list of trees that will be available that day will be posted 1 week before the event. You can also find more information about various tree species on the Provo City Forestry Division’s Tree Selection Guide.
If you have questions regarding this program or eligibility, you can call our office at 801-852-6852.
Trees Help Reduce Energy Costs
Trees act as a natural air conditioner – reducing heat and reflection from the sun’s hot rays. When the right tree is planted at the proper site, trees can be as beneficial as other energy saving home improvements including insulation, weather stripping, and shade screens. Cooling costs can be reduced 30-50% by proper placement of trees around buildings, air conditioners, and paved areas. Also, lawns shaded by trees use 30-50% less water.