TURLOCK -- Electricity customers in the Turlock Irrigation District can save money Saturday on shade trees that help save energy.
The district will sell trees discounted to $20 to homeowners who can plant them on the south, east or west sides of their houses. The trees can reduce air temperatures by as much as 9 degrees, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means less power consumed by air conditioners inside.
The trees, which include planting kits, will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the TID's nursery, 690 N. First St., Turlock.