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Help Your Bill Turn Over a New Leaf

Get a free tree through our Energy-Saving Trees program!

Saving money and saving energy go hand in hand. Our new partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation helps you do both.

Energy-Saving Trees is a free program that shows you where to plant trees on your property to save the most on your energy bill — and then delivers the tree right to your door. In less than 10 minutes and using your PEC account number, you can reserve your tree and use an interactive map to learn where to plant it to maximize your energy savings.

Claim Your Free Tree!

  • Visit
  • Link from there to the tree-selector site.
  • Enter your PEC account number.
  • Select your tree and where it will be planted.
  • Your tree will be shipped to you in October or November.

Meet Your Trees

All trees will be 2-4 feet tall and shipped in pots during October or November. Choose between three species:

Bald Cypress
These beautiful conifers grow at a medium rate, maturing around 50-70 feet tall with a 25-foot canopy. They are often seen near water but can also adapt to dry conditions.

Bur Oak
These wonderful shade trees are slow but steady growers, maturing around 70-80 feet tall with an 80-foot canopy. They resist heat as well as oak wilt and can live for 200-300 years.

These nut trees grow at a medium rate, maturing around 70-100 feet tall with a 40- to 75-foot canopy. They bear nuts after 6-10 years and can live for 300 years or more.

Turns out, money does grow on trees. Visit