Power of Community - Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Energy-Saving Trees

Saving money and saving energy go hand in hand. Our innovative partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation helps you do both.

Energy-Saving Trees is a free program that shows you where to plant trees on your property to save the most on your energy bill — and then delivers a free tree right to your door. In less than 10 minutes and using your PEC account number, you can claim your tree.

Our first 2,500 trees have been claimed, and our program is closed for the fall season. Sign-ups will reopen in April 2018. The trees claimed during September’s campaign are being shipped in a staggered fashion throughout the month of November.

Important planting tips

When you receive your tree from the Energy-Saving Trees program, you’re agreeing to plant it where you indicated on the interactive map: Not only will this location save the most on your electric bill, it’s also guaranteed to be safely away from our power lines and utility equipment.

Learn more about smart tree placement »

Call before you dig

Any time you’re planning to dig 16 inches or deeper, call 811 or sign in to the Texas811 website and submit your location at least 48 hours in advance so operators providing services in your area can locate and mark underground lines. Not only will it keep you safe, it’s state law.


General information

Can a tree really help me save on my energy bill?

Do I need to be a member to get a tree?

How many trees may I receive?

What size are the trees, and how will they be delivered?

When will sign-ups for free trees reopen?


Sign up next spring

Our first 2,500 trees have been claimed! Our program is closed for the fall season. Sign-ups will reopen in April 2018.