Locals celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

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Brentwood resident Celeste Richards, a vegetation specialist for PSEG Long Island, celebrated the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day on April 29 by planting trees to beautify Charles R. Dominy County Park in West Sayville.

Richards was part of a team of PSEG Long Island community ambassadors who spent the day outside the Lt. Michael Murphy Museum, planting flowering fruit trees in a historic orchard area to support local wildlife. 

In addition, PSEG Long Island and the PSEG Foundation partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away energy-saving trees to the first 100 customers who visited the teams in Eisenhower Park and West Sayville to learn about where to plant trees so they do not interfere with power lines, how to save money through energy efficiency, and what financial assistance programs are available. When planted properly, these energy saving trees can provide shade and wind protections that can reduce heating and cooling costs. 

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