April 22, 2019
EnergySmart Program Partners with Arbor Day Foundation to offer heavily discounted trees for Earth Day
Only 600 trees available, reserve your tree early!
Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County’s Sustainability Office is providing more than 600 discounted trees to its residents through EnergySmart, the county’s one-stop-shop service to help residents make their homes more comfortable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. This tree planting program is designed to help residents better understand where to plant a tree on their property to achieve maximum shading effect for maximum energy savings.
“Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained,” said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation President. “They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values by up to 18%, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.”
Starting April 22, Boulder County residents can reserve their trees at www.arborday.org/bouldercounty. An online tool helps residents estimate the annual energy savings that will result from plating trees in the most strategic location near their homes. Residents can reserve one tree per home and are expected to care for and plant them in the location provided by the online tool.
Boulder County is proud to sponsor this program and provide residents with one discounted tree for only $25. In less than five minutes, residents can reserve a 5-gallon tree offered in five different varieties. This program will end on May 8 or while supply lasts.
The five types of trees offered in 5-gallon sizes are:
- Austrian Pine
- Bur Oak
- Kentucky Coffee Tree
- Ponderosa Pine
- Spring Snow Crabapple
The program will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and there will be two pickup locations in Boulder and Longmont for a pickup time in May. Residents will be able to choose their pickup location during checkout.
At Boulder County, we're committed to a greener, healthier world. Trees around homes help reduce the amount of energy your home requires by shading and keeping temperatures cooler inside your home. Other benefits include adding to your property value, reduce your carbon footprint, improve the air quality, more effectively catch stormwater runoff, and provide an urban cooling effect in the summer for your community for you and generations to come.