Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
           27 February, 2021

Category:  Press » Agriculture


Riverside Celebrates National Arbor Day With a Successful Tree Planting Program That Has Prompted Local Residents to Plant Nearly 50,000 Shade Trees in the Past 5 Years

         Views: 1515
2007-04-28 07:33:18     
Riverside Public Utilities

People often talk about the need to make better use of the Earth's resources. But in Riverside, Calif., people are actually doing something about it.

Residents of this suburban city 60 miles east of Los Angeles have planted nearly 50,000 trees during the past five years through a special "Tree Power" rebate program offered by Riverside Public Utilities (RPU).

Financed with Public Benefit Funds, the program entitles RPU customers to receive rebates of up to $25 on 20 different types of shade trees, including Chinese Flame, Desert Willow, Jacaranda, Bradford Pear, Liquid Amber and Raywood Ash.

RPU customers can purchase up to five trees each year through the program, which the utility manages in cooperation with local nurseries. The actual rebate is issued by RPU as a credit on the tree buyer's utility bill.

"I think it's a wonderful program," said Thomas Napoli, a retired commercial airline pilot who has landscaped his home with more than half a dozen birch and Chinese flame trees. "My out of pocket expenses were just about zero."

Napoli added that the Chinese Flame trees he planted on the west side of his two-story house five years ago have already grown high enough to protect his upstairs bedrooms from the afternoon sun.

"Mr. Napoli is doing exactly what we want people to do with these trees," said David Wright, RPU's general manager, adding, "Well placed, maturing trees can help local residents save as much as 20 percent on their summer air-conditioning bills. These trees also help beautify our city, while improving local air quality."

Riverside residents, for their part, say they are pleased to receive a financial incentive to invest in trees whose value will only increase over time. "You have to wait a few years for these trees to mature, but planting shade trees is a good strategy," said Linda Burk, a retired county employee who has purchased several fruit trees for her home and rental property through the program.

Established in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities is a consumer-owner water and electric utility that is governed by a board of nine community volunteers. Riverside Public Utilities serves over 102,000 electric and 62,000 water customers within the City of Riverside. http://www.riversidepublicutilities.com.

Specialized in: Riverside - Utilities - Electric - Water - Green Power - Be Powerwise - Be Waterwise - Living Eco-style
URL: http://www.riversidepublicutilities.com
Print press release      Bookmark this page
Related Press releases 
SlantRange and Microsoft Partner on Scalable Crop Analytics Solutions for Agriculture (Popularity: ): SAN DIEGO - October 30, 2018 -- SlantRange, Inc., a leading provider of remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, announced today a new partnership with Microsoft to bring a new set of powerful and scalable aerial measurement and data solutions to the global agriculture market. The partnership will combine Microsoft’s latest Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and cloud analytics with SlantRange’s proven edge-computing capabilities into an integrated product offering ...
Argus launches North American fertilizer service (Popularity: ): HOUSTON, Aug. 24, 2012 -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched a new weekly fertilizer service, Argus FMB North American Fertilizer, focusing on the dynamic and evolving North American fertilizer markets. Through this service, Argus offers the most extensive fertilizer market price data of any publisher.Argus FMB North American Fertilizer's expansive coverage includes 56 assessments for fertilizer commodities, including ammonia, nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulfur and sulfuric ...
Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of Caneyville Milling Company, Inc. by B&D Feed & Seed, LLC (Popularity: ): DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2011 -- Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisition advisor for privately held and family-owned businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Caneyville Milling Company, Inc., headquartered in Caneyville, Kentucky, to B&D Feed & Seed, LLC, headquartered in Westfield, Indiana. The transaction closed on July 29, 2011. Caneyville Milling Company, Inc. (CMC) was founded in 1962, and was acquired by Hank Gibson in February ...
Valmont Industries, Inc. Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call (Popularity: ): OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6, 2011 -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global manufacturer of engineered products for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coating services, will hold its Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Friday, October 14, 2011 beginning at 8:00 a.m. CDT.An audio discussion of Valmont's third quarter results by Mogens C. Bay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Terry J. McClain, Senior ...
North Carolina Farm Bureau Urges Canadian Government To Amend Legislation Banning American Tobacco Products (Popularity: ): North Carolina Farm Bureau (NCFB) announced today that it is joining numerous other agricultural and tobacco-growing organizations in supporting an advertising campaign calling upon Congress and the Obama Administration to urge their counterparts in the Canadian Parliament to oppose or re-examine legislation that would ban American cigarettes blended with burley and flue-cured tobacco. The bill, known as C-32, would impose undue hardships on farmers who grow burley and flue-cured tobacco ...

Press release home snapshot 

Related Business 
Tree Planting and Installation (Popularity: ): Need trees? We can do your tree planting for you. As tree experts, we can help you pick the right tree to plant in the right spot. Our prices are very competitive, we warranty our trees and our expert advice will get you exactly what you want.
National Tree Trust (Popularity: ): Promote public awareness of trees and their benefits, provide grants, and unite civic and corporate institutions in support of local tree planting. Provides program descriptions and membership information.
Arbor Day (Popularity: ): The history of Arbor Day with information about international "tree" celebrations. Find out when each U.S. state celebrates Arbor Day.
Tree service company Arbor Works (Popularity: ): Arbor Woks is a Tree care company based in Salt Lake City. Tree services are our specialty. Arbor Works provides all encompassing tree service solutions for both residential and commercial customers. Our services include Tree Removal,Stump Removal, Tree Trimming, Comprehensive Tree Consulting, Fruit Tree Pruning Care and Maintenance, Insect and Disease Control, Growth Regulations, Planting, Humate Treatments, Soil Testing and Systemic Injections. We have been servicing the Salt Lake Valley ...
Angelgrove Tree Seed Company (Popularity: ): Seeds for many different flowering trees, including shade trees, ornamentals such as Japanese maples, bonsai trees and shrub roses.
Nebraska Bankers Association (Popularity: ): Explanation of the NBA tree planting program, "Planting Roots for the Future"; and of the $5,000 reward for information about any robbery of a Nebraska bank. Also a history of the association.
Guardian Tree Experts (Popularity: ): Guardian Tree Experts offers licensed and insured tree service in Ann Arbor. We are committed to protecting and improving the beauty, health, and stability of your trees and shrubs. As arborists, we care for your trees and shrubs on an individual basis to ensure that they survive the many challenges they face in our tough urban environments.
Mike Frank (Popularity: ): Professional business speaker for over 20 years. Successful businessman. Past President of the 4,000 member, National Speakers Association.
JR’s Tree and Landscape (Popularity: ): JR’s Tree and Landscape is a locally owned, family-operated company in the Pasadena area. For many years, we have provided Pasadena residents with affordable, comprehensive tree care services. We offer a variety of tree services including pruning and trimming. We believe well-maintained trees, shrubbery, and landscapes are great for the environment and are appealing for any property.
Jim's Tree and Stump Removal (Popularity: ): Jim’s Trees, part of the world’s largest franchise organisation, the Jim’s Group of Companies. Jim’s Trees has been steadfast in its commitment to customer service and excellence. Jim’s Trees is a successful franchise born out of the expertise of our arborists who use their skill and knowledge to deliver customized tree pruning, stump grinding, tree removal, mulching and other tree care solutions through franchisees across Australia, New Zealand, the UK ...