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03/22/2013 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) will host its 17th Tree Giveaway on Saturday, April 20th, 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 while supplies last.

Customers are urged to log on to and click on the Tree Giveaway banner for up-to-date event information and a listing of the tree species which will be given out.

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 36,000 native shade trees to its customers to help them offset energy costs by harnessing the shade such trees provide to cool their homes.

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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