PSEG-LI Offering Free Trees Ahead of Earth Day

PSEG-LI is offering a variety of free trees this week to celebrate Earth Day.

Partnering with Suffolk County, the PSEG Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation, the utility will provide more than 250 Suffolk residents with a free tree through its energy-saving trees program.

“Earth Day is a chance for all of us to stand up and do our part to help build a greener, more equitable future,” said David Lyons, PSEG Long Island’s interim president and COO. “Strategically planting trees helps save up to 20% on summer energy bills once the trees are fully grown, while also improving air quality and reducing storm water runoff for all residents across Long Island and the Rockaways.”

The program is open now; residents can reserve a tree here:

The reserved trees will be available for pick-up on Friday  at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All reserved trees will be held until noon, when they will become available on a first come, first served basis.

“We continue to identify and find every opportunity to make Suffolk County environmentally sustainable, and planting just one tree can make a difference,” said Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine. “We encourage all of our residents to take part in the PSEG Long Island Energy Saving Trees program and work collaboratively to embrace clean energy and improve our region’s air quality. Together we will continue to raise awareness and make a difference.”

The Energy-Saving Trees 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. All customers that participate will receive one tree and are expected to care for and plant them in the location provided by the online tool, taking into account utility wires and obstructions. The types of trees include: gray birch, eastern white pine, flowering dogwood and scarlet oak.


PSEG Offering Free Trees as Way to Save Energy

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