Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department Named Tree Line USA
Jun 03, 2016
Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce that the Arbor Day Foundation has named the Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department a 2016 Tree Line USA for the 15th year in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider's service area.
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 Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department demonstrate that it's possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens."
Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department achieved Tree Line USA 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.
“I am proud that our Electric Department continues to be recognized for their hard work improving urban forestry in our city,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “Their attention to tree line clearance, provides ongoing reliability of service and safety for our customers and employees.”