Florida Arbor Day is recognized on the third Friday in January, which was Jan. 20.
The company began giving out trees on Jan. 20, and will continue doing so until the supplies run out, according to a news release.
To request one, go to ArborDay.org/dukeenergy.
The one-gallon trees are shipped directly to customers’ homes with planting and care instructions. They are expected to be delivered in time for National Arbor Day on April 28.
Available tree species include the dahoon holly, sweetbay magnolia, baldcypress, crape myrtle (pink) and crape myrtle (red).
Duke Energy Florida is donating $50,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation to purchase and distribute the trees through its Energy-Saving Trees program.
The energy company gives the trees away to encourage tree planting to maximize environmental benefits and conserve energy, the release says.
Published January 25, 2023