Free trees available from Oncor and

While neighbor Jenni Stolarski’s ReTree Oak Cliff is busy planting 4,000 trees in our neighborhood, there is another way to score a free tree.

Oncor has teamed up with to provide as many as three free trees to electricity customers. The website offers four varieties of trees: Mexican plum, Mexican oak, bur oak and rough leaf dogwood. It then suggests where to plant the tree for the best energy savings.

I tried it out, choosing a dogwood and virtually planting the tree in a zone the website suggested. It calculated that the tree would help save about $90 over 20 years. will deliver your tree for free, but you have to dig the hole and plant it. The customer must also agree not to plant the tree where it could interfere with Oncor power lines and to basically take good care of the tree.

By |2012-12-11T11:46:05-05:00December 11th, 2012|Home and Garden, News, Nonprofits and Volunteers|3 Comments

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  1. Rachel Stone December 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Thanks for the update, Kathleen.

  2. Kathleen December 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Trees are all spoken for at this time – but you can still sign up for the waiting list. Thanks so much for sharing the info!

  3. AG December 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Thanks for sharing! One of the best things about OC is the trees!

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