It's our greenest day of the year, and one we look forward to! Handing out trees at the annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, has become a great opportunity for Co-op employees to put faces with members' names. Seeing smiles on adults and kids faces makes the day even more special.
On Arbor Day, stop by pick up a free seedling tree and planting instructions. We take care to select a tree which grows well in the South Texas climate and soil while providing cost-savings shade to your home.
Arbor Day Free Tree GiveawaySaturday November 2, 2020 9am - 12 pm All locations* Click here to find a location near you or to view a map to the Calallen office.
* The NEC Headquarters location, in Calallen, will have the most trees on hand. All trees are given on a first come first service basis. Please bring your most recent electric bill as proof of membership.
Why Arbor Day?
A properly planted tree can save members hundreds of dollars on their electric bill by providing shade in the summer and wind barriers in the winter. Click here to find out more information on energy saving trees.
In addition to saving members money, Nueces Electric maintains a constant concern for reliability and public safety. That's why we invest a significant budget each year to trimming trees away from power lines. Most often, power outages are caused by branches hitting transformers or trees falling onto lines.
Remember to trim your trees to ensure branches will always be 10' from power lines. Use the guide below when determining where to plant trees and shrubs at your home.