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"For every dollar invested in planting, cities see an average US$2.25 return on their investment each year." Planting trees within city limits is one of the best returns governments and citizens can get on spending. Read more of this detailed article to find out why a program like Energy Saving Trees is so valuable.

Survivability Survey

A great resource for maximizing energy savings!

Check out this online urban forestry resource that can help maximize your energy savings in the future. This page is sponsored by the The National Urban and Community Forestry advisory Council and provides research-based information from a network of national urban forestry, energy conservation, and community development experts. Visit Trees for Conservation to explore multi-media educational resources on urban tree management practice that maximize energy-saving aspects of trees.


Look how far Energy Saving Trees has reached!

2017 Georgia Environmental Impact!

                                                Great job everyone!

Energy-Saving Trees in Florida

     The benefits of this program extend far beyond personal savings. Last year's Florida initiative had a tremendous positive impact on the environment and local communities!

Governor Deal - Proclamation Signing 2017

     Thank you for attending the Arbor Day Proclamation photo event with us in celebration of the new Georgia Power and Snapping Shoals EMC Energy Saving Trees programs and the University of North Georgia’s Tree Campus USA recognition.

Planting Guidelines

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     Energy-Saving Trees is a program that aims to save homeowners and utilities money through strategic, proactive tree planting. The program is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, local forestry councils and regional utilities across the country at no cost to homeowners. Participating homes have saved up to 20% on their power bills! 

     Find out more about the program and confirm your zipcode eligibility by clicking the program logo. 

    Current and previous participants, use this page to share your experiences and photos to connect and learn with other members!

Did you know?

    Trees cool the air naturally from the effects of water evaporating from leaves and from direct shade. Moisture combined with shade results in cooler air. Homes shaded by trees need less energy for cooling, which in turn means lower monthly utility bills in the summer and a reduced need for utilities to increase power generation to meet peak load demand.

Four trees planted around each home could save up to 30% on summer cooling costs. 1 Million Trees = $10 Million in Annual Energy Saving

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Plant your tree the right way (infograph)

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