Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Free trees from Entergy

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

TULIPTREE: Proved too much for my small yard
  • TULIPTREE: Proved too much for my small yard
A friend passed along a note on the Heights neighborhood Yahoo group. Perhaps this also came in an Entergy bill, but I never look at them.

It's a promotion with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide up to three free trees (2 to 4 feet), suitable to your home. Trees create shade, you know. That can cut electricity usage in the summer. Trees also have other environmental benefits.

Entergy will help you with advice on what type of tree to plant. I could have used that advice before the tulip poplar I planted on the south side of my house (too big and too close to the house, but a massive lightning strike took care of that) and an ornamental cherry tree (don't know what killed it).

Rewards come sooner than you might think. I got a bundle of 10 twigs in a business envelope for $1 from the Arbor Day Foundation in 1987. The silver maple, planted on my daughter's 7th birthday and nourished by her granddaddy, is now a monumental thing meaningful to us for more than its shade. (They still do that tree deal, by the way.)

The details on Entergy's tree deal:

As a part of our continued commitment to the environment, Entergy has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide free trees to Entergy residential customers in Arkansas , Louisiana , Mississippi , New Orleans and Texas . These trees will help customers save up to 20% on summer energy bills while also helping to save the environment by providing air quality improvements, storm water reduction and carbon sequestration.

Entergy customers can reserve up to three free trees by visiting www.entergy.com/arborday. The simple online process allows you to:

1. Map your house
2. Show you the right trees for your area
3. Help you find the best place to plant them
4. Tell you how much you can expect to save
5. Reserve up to three 2-4 foot trees to be delivered to your house, compliments of Entergy

Please help us get the word out about this exciting opportunity by passing on this information to all of your contacts, including volunteers, supporters, stakeholders etc. With your help, we can engage individuals in this tree-planting initiative and demonstrate that small actions can have a profound impact on the environment and our wallets.

Thank you,
Amanda Mills
Associate Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility
Entergy Services, Inc.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • 'How to decimate a city' — a big freeway

    Reporting from around the U.S. continues to illustrate the folly of the Arkansas highway department and construction boosters like the chamber of commerce and Vice Mayor Lance Hines in advocating ever wider freeways through the heart of Little Rock. Syracuse, N.Y., is looking for a better way in a debate remarkably similar to the debate about widening Interstate 30 in Little Rock.
    • Nov 20, 2015
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Ex-Hog Darrell Walker spotlighted for collection of work by black artists

    Former Razorback basketball player Darrell Walker and his art collection get a mention in today's New York Times in an article about the rising profiles and prices of black artists.
    • Nov 29, 2015

Most Shared

  • Hutchinson lobbyist moves to Teacher Retirement System

    Rett Hatcher, director of legislative affairs for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, has left the governor's staff to go to work Wednesday as deputy director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.
  • Obamascare

    Republicans at long last may be about to see their most fervent wishes and wildest predictions materialize — millions of people losing their medical and hospital coverage, unaffordable insurance, lost jobs, a Medicare financial crisis, mushrooming federal budget deficits and fiscal crises across state governments.
  • Megyn vs. Alex

    As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly's televised confrontation with internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud.
  • Monkey wrenches

    Junior is 17 now, and shows no interest in driving, or even taking the driving test. It's got his Old Man a little concerned, and not just because we're running a car service for one these days.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

Slideshows

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation