Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Honored as Tree Line USA utility 16 years in a row

We recently were designated a Tree Line USA Utility for the 16th consecutive year. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, the designation recognizes efforts to provide dependable and reliable service, while using best-practice vegetation-management techniques.

Tree Line USA recognizes public and private utilities that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests. The program promotes the dual goals of safe, reliable electric service and abundant, healthy trees across utility service areas.

We achieved the Tree Line USA designation by meeting five program standards. Utilities must follow industry standards for quality tree care; provide annual worker training in best tree-care practices; sponsor a tree-planting and public-education program; maintain a tree-based energy-conservation program; and participate in an Arbor Day celebration.

Visit www.arborday.org/treelineusa for more information.

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