Volume 16, Number 2
Wake Forest Power has been named a 2017 Tree Line USA utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award acknowledges Wake Forest Power’s commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care and is the third year Wake Forest Power has earned the honor.
“Wake Forest Power’s efforts in meeting Tree Line USA requirements, which include training our workers in quality tree-care practices and helping our customers plant appropriate trees near utility lines, not only helps to enhance our urban forest, but also results in long-term operation savings,” Forest Mayor Vivian Jones said. “The fact that we experienced very few power outages during Hurricane Matthew and January’s ice storm is a testament to our tireless efforts regarding the care of our urban forest.”
The Tree Line USA award will be presented formally to Wake Forest Power during Saturday’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration at E. Carroll Joyner Park.
Wake Forest Power conducts an extensive year-round line-clearing program safely trimming trees and clearing brush from more than 140 miles of distribution lines and keeping vegetation-free the bases of over 1,500 distribution poles. Tree trimming is an integral part of complying with state and federal laws and providing increased service reliability to customers.
For more information about Wake Forest Power, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-power.aspx.