Photo: Arbor Day Foundation

For Earth Day, free trees help Long Island residents grow energy savings

In honor of Earth Day 2024, PSEG Long Island and Suffolk County, in partnership with the PSEG Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing more than 250 customers in Suffolk County with a free tree through the Energy-Saving Trees program.

The free energy-saving trees are available now until Friday April 19, and can be reserved at The reserved trees will then be available for pick-up on Friday, April 19, at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All reserved trees will be held until noon, when they will become available on a first come, first served basis.

PSEG Long Island will host a similar event in Nassau County on Friday, April 26, and will participate in an Earth Day event in the Rockaways on Saturday, May 4.

PSEG Long Island’s interim president and COO David Lyons explained how in addition to reducing utility bills, the trees will also have a positive environmental impact.“Earth Day is a chance for all of us to stand up and do our part to help build a greener, more equitable future,” he said, in a statement from the company. “Strategically planting trees helps save up to 20% on summer energy bills once the trees are fully grown, while also improving air quality and reducing stormwater runoff for all residents across Long Island and the Rockaways.”

Calvin Ledford, president of the PSEG Foundation, praised the joint efforts of the county and the foundations involved. “Trees add beauty to neighborhoods, help reduce energy consumption, filter pollutants that improve the overall health and wellbeing of our communities, provide places of respite, along with many other benefits,” Ledford said in the statement. 

PSEG directs those who are interested in planting trees to its Energy-Saving Trees online tool, which helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near their homes or businesses.

PSEG Long Island will also be on site at the H. Lee Dennison Building on April 19 to share information about energy saving and financial assistance programs. Information, shopping bags and lightbulbs are available to all customers.For more information about how PSEG gives back to the community, visit

Share this: