Wake Forest Power named 2018 "Tree Line USA"

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:34pm

Wake Forest Power has been named a 2018 "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.

This marks the fourth year in a row 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," said Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones. "The fact that we experienced no power outages during January's winter 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 the April 21 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.