Kirkwood Electric Receives 2019 Tree Line USA Recognition
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Kirkwood Electric a 2019 Tree Line USA recipient in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting, and care of trees in Kirkwood. Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America's urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.
“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 Kirkwood Electric demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.”
Kirkwood Electric achieved the Tree Line USA designation by meeting these five program standards: 1) Utilities must follow industry standards for quality tree care. 2) They must provide annual worker training in best tree-care practices. 3) They must sponsor a tree-planting and public education program. 4) They must maintain a tree-based energy conservation program. 5) They must participate in an Arbor Day celebration.