The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is once again partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away 1,000 trees. This initiative is part of the State’s Energy-Saving Trees Program that helps homeowners conserve energy and reduce utility costs while beautifying their neighborhood.
Trees play an important role in filtering air and reducing stormwater pollution, and when planted properly, trees provide summer shade and winter windbreak, yielding significant savings to homeowners. The Rhode Island Tree Council will provide planting and care instruction to homeowners, as well as guidance on how to maximize energy savings.
“We’re happy to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation again this spring to offer free trees to Rhode Islanders,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “It’s a great way to reduce monthly expenses, create lasting memories, and promote a healthier and more beautiful environment.”
To learn more about the energy saving program, click here.