To promote energy conservation, Rhode Island will once again give away 1,000 trees.

Want a free tree for your yard?

For the eighth year in a row, Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management will work with the Arbor Day Foundation and give away trees to homeowners.

The trees are a way to help with energy conservation, reduce utility costs plus beautify your neighborhood and it is a super popular program every year.

So popular in fact, that you have to register online in order to receive a tree.

And here's where you can do that starting today (Monday, April 8):

DEM says the trees planted correctly around your home can reduce the energy you use to both heat and cool your home by $30 a year, plus can add to your property value, improve your air quality, effectively catch stormwater runoff and of course reduce your carbon footprint.

And they even have a program to help you find the best place on your property to plant your tree for maximum energy saving results.

Trees you can choose from include Bald Cypress, Kousa Dogwood, Swamp White Oak, Trident Maple and White Dogwood.

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I'd totally go White Dogwood.

 

Beautiful, right?

 

 

You can pick your tree starting today with the link above and pick them up at one of the following events:

 

  • Saturday, April 16 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.): Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street, Westerly
  • Saturday, April 23 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.): Portsmouth Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth
  • Saturday, May 7 (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
  • Saturday, May 14 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.): Woonsocket Public Library, 303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket