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03/19/2009 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) will host its 15th Annual Tree Giveaway on Saturday, May 2nd, at 8:30 a.m. at KEYS’ Service Building in Key West (1001 James Street) and KEYS’ Cudjoe Electrical Substation (MM 22, Oceanside). The giveaway is on a first-come, first-serve basis for all KEYS customers, who will have their choice of two free native shade trees each.

Customers are urged to log on to and click on the Growing Greener Every Day icon for up-to-date event information.

Beginning after the 2009 Tree Giveaway, KEYS will hold the event on odd-numbered years, with the 16th Annual Tree Giveaway taking place in 2011.

KEYS’ Tree Giveaway, which began in 1994, is part of a nationwide public power program called TREE POWER sponsored by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The national goal is to plant one tree for every public power customer for a total of 16 million trees. KEYS received the Golden Tree Award from the APPA for reaching its goal of planting more than 27,500 trees, or one for every customer it serves, in 2004. To-date, KEYS has given away over 34,000 native shade trees.

APPA is the national service organization representing more than 2,000 community-and state-owned electric utilities that provide electricity to 43 million Americans.

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