Holyoke to reduce energy expenses with trees

HOLYOKE, Mass (WWLP) – The state has come up with a plan to help homeowners and business owners in Holyoke to reduce their energy expenses.

Holyoke is one of three Massachusetts communities where $5-million dollars will be spent to plant 15,000 trees. The state says the trees will increase canopy cover by 10%, naturally insulating neighborhoods and cleaning the air.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan says homeowners will save about $230 a year in heating and cooling costs once the trees reach maturity.

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