Planting trees can save money and energy in heating and cooling. Shade trees on the south and west sides of your home make hot summers cooler and let in warming sunlight when the leaves are gone in winter. Trees are also a natural air filter, removing dust and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, while adding oxygen.
Columbus Utilities offers cash incentives for planting shade trees to conserve energy. You may be eligible for up to $50 per qualifying tree if you follow our eligibility guidelines!