PG&E giving away 150 trees for Arbor Day
–To celebrate Arbor Day, PG&E will be giving away drought-tolerant trees to 150 San Luis Obispo County residents. PG&E and the Arbor Day Foundation are partnering through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy Saving Trees Program to give away the trees at PG&E’s Energy Education Center. PG&E worked with several local community based organizations to spread the word about the program and encourage participation.
The 150 participants were able to choose from Saucer Magnolias, Pink and Purple Crape Myrtles, and Purple Leaf Plum trees, all of which are drought-tolerant and approved by PG&E’s Vegetation Management team. The participants will receive one free tree per family, and will have the opportunity to speak with PG&E’s team of Vegetation Management professionals to learn more about how to care for the trees and the importance of calling “811” before you dig.
The event is happening Wednesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PG&E Energy Education Center at 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo.
In addition to beautifying property, cooling homes and cleaning the air, the right tree planted in the right place can help improve public safety by keeping PG&E electric and other utility services like gas and water clear for first responders and our crews, and reducing the likelihood that branches or limbs will contact an energized power line.