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EDMOND, Okla. – Residents in Edmond will be able to get a little greenery for free through a popular program.

Edmond Electric and The Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up for the Energy-Saving Trees Program.

The program allows Edmond residents to reserve free trees that are perfect for your property.

“Edmond Electric recognizes the importance of trees for health and quality of life, and they can also help lower energy costs,” said Energy Services Manager Michelle Gumaer. “Planting the right tree in the right place will not only lower energy costs, but will provide comfort for families for years to come.”

An online tool can calculate where to strategically plant trees for the greatest energy and money-saving benefits.

Residents can reserve a free tree beginning Monday, Sept. 26 by visiting the group’s website. Trees available including Tulip trees, Star Magnolia, Warren Red Holly, Eastern Redbud and Water Oak.

Trees will be available for pickup at Mitch Park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

However, if you took advantage of the program in April, you will need to wait for the next distribution to reserve a tree.