Thursday, April 9, 2009

NJ DEP gives tree grants for demand-side energy reduction through Cool Cities program; Palmyra, NJ; 4/8/09

Cool relief: State donates trees to Palmyra - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Three hundred trees for free and a chance for more may sound too good to be true, but it's not.
The borough recently learned it had been selected to receive hundreds of trees as part of the Cool Cities program, sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
The statewide initiative is aimed at planting more trees in developed and urban areas to reduce the demand for electricity and lower overall energy consumption.
"[Tree] canopy cover helps residents with heating and cooling costs, it increases property value, and makes the town more aesthetically appealing," said Scheffler, the council's liaison to the Shade Tree Commission.

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