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Pepco Providing 2,300 Free Trees, First-Come, First-Served

Thursday, October 25, 2012

As part of Pepco's Energy-Saving Trees Program, a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Pepco is offering up to two free trees per residential customer in the Pepco region -- up to a total of 2,300 trees -- on a first-come, first-served basis. Our goal is to help customers conserve energy and reduce household electricity bills through strategic planting of trees.

Program Period: Trees will be available to residential customers to November 5, 2012 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Goal: Conserve energy and reduce household electricity bills through strategic planting of up to two (2) free trees per residential household

Who is Eligible?: Residential customers of Pepco.

How to Reserve Trees: Pepco customers reserve trees at
http://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/

What is Expected of the Recipient?: Customers are expected to care for the trees and plant them in a strategic location that is provided by the online tool accessed via the website address provided above.

How Do Customers Receive the Trees?: Once the customer reserves the trees online, the Arbor Day Foundation ships the 2 -4 trees to the customer.

Tools Available to the Customer from the Arbor Day Foundation's Website: Using the website's mapping tool, customers map the location of the tree planting to determine tree benefits. Once the tree is mapped, the online tool calculates the estimated benefits including energy savings, cleaner air, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved storm water management.

Energy-Saving Benefits of Trees: Shade trees can reduce residential cooling costs by as much as 30% if planted strategically to shade homes. In the winter, trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into buildings thereby reducing the costs associated with heating. The trees also beautify customer homes and can add value to the property. Trees improve air quality, reduce storm water, increase carbon sequestration (capturing of carbon to reduce from atmosphere), and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Questions: Contact the Arbor Day Call Center at 1-855-234-3801. Customers can also visit the Arbor Day Website at
http://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/.