Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We Energies honored by Arbor Day Foundation with Tree Line USA award

Planting the right trees in the right places 
to avoid interference with power lines 
improves urban landscapes and power 
We are again a recipient of a 2015 Tree Line USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation.

We have been honored with this award every year since 1998. Tree Line USA is a national program that recognizes public and private utilities for practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests. This program is a collaboration of the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

We achieved the award by meeting certain standards:
  • Training employees in quality tree-care practices.
  • Educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation. 
  • Helping homeowners’ plant appropriate trees near utility lines.
“Trees are a critical part of urban landscapes all across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Service providers like We Energies show that taking care of urban trees is good for business, good for customers and good for the community.”

Our website has multiple resources on tree and landscaping safety. Some of the topics include proper places to plant to avoid power lines and energy-saving planting tips.

Planting and landscaping tips

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