Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative named 2016 Tree Line USA by Arbor Day Foundation

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 29, 2016

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative a 2016 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care provider’s service area.Tree Line USA

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 Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.”

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative 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 practices; sponsor a tree-planting and public education program; maintain a tree-based energy conservation program; and participate in an Arbor Day celebration.

More information about Tree Line USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeLineUSA.  Find out more about Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative at www.toddwadena.coop.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nuture and celebrate trees.  More on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.

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