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Marketing and Public Communication Office

Welcome to the City of Ocala's News and Press Release page. Here you will find press releases from the City of Ocala's Office of Public Communication. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Katie Hunnicutt, Marketing and Communication Manager at 352-401-3978 or khunnicutt@ocalafl.org

Ocala Electric Utility to Provide Energy Saving Trees

Post Date:02/28/2019 3:20 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2019) – Ocala Electric Utility, in partnership with Energy Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation Program, will provide residents with one free tree Monday, March 4 through Sunday, June 30 while supplies last. This program is designed to help residents better understand where to plant trees on their property for maximum energy savings.

According to City staff, by planting the right tree in the right place, residents can reduce energy consumption by approximately 20 percent annually. Trees around homes not only help reduce the amount of energy homes require, but they also increase property value, reduce carbon footprints, improve air quality and more effectively catch stormwater runoff.

To reserve a free tree, please visit www.arborday.org/ocalaelectric. For more information, please contact Ocala Electric Utility at 352-629-2489

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