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Eversource partners with Arbor Day Foundation for tree giveaway

By Christopher Roberson - Staff Writer | May 16, 2024

Mayor James Donchess speaks with Robert Allen, vegetation manager for Eversource, during the tree and plant distribution event at the Division of Public Works on May 10. Courtesy photo/Eversource

NASHUA – In concert with the Arbor Day Foundation, Eversource is in the process of distributing more than 1,000 trees and plants to customers in three states through Arbor Day’s Energy-Saving Trees program.

On May 10, Nashua customers, including Mayor James Donchess, gathered at the Division of Public Works to receive their complementary tree or shrub.

“The trees and shrubs planted through this program can help customers reduce their energy use and will also provide tangible community benefits from improving air quality to reducing stormwater runoff, beautifying neighborhoods and supporting biodiversity and pollinators,” said Robert Allen, vegetation manager for Eversource. “We’re proud to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation on this valuable effort which aligns with our mission of being responsible environmental stewards across the communities we serve as we work toward a more sustainable, equitable future for all.”

Established in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program has delivered more than 450,000 trees across the country.

According to Arbor Day, homeowners can save up to 20 percent on energy costs if they know where to put trees and plants. Therefore, the program provides customers with an interactive platform that assists them in finding the best location on their property to plant a tree or shrub.

“It’s important to plant the right tree, in the right place, at the right time and this program makes it easy for communities to do just that,” said Daniel Lambe, CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation. “When properly placed, trees and shrubs planted for shade or windbreak can help a homeowner save up to 20 percent on their electric bill as they grow. Eversource has stepped up to make each community it serves a greener and healthier place to live, and we’re grateful for the impact that they’re making across New England.”


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