If you live in Kansas City, MO, you can get up to two free native trees through an Energy-Saving Trees partnership.

A limited number of trees are available and include: American Sycamore, bald cypress, bur oak, red oak, red maple and yellowwood.

The program goal is to help homeowners plant trees where they can shade homes. Trees planted to shade a house can reduce summer energy bills by up to 20 percent. They also provide tangible benefits for the community by improving air quality, reducing urban heat-island effect and absorbing CO2.

The trees are available through the Energy-Saving Trees partnership sponsored by Bridging the Gap, Evergy, the U.S. Forest Service and Arbor Day Farm. For more information, contact James Joerke 816-945-6319 or james.joerke@bridgingthegap.org.