Oak Ridge Electric Recognized as Tree Line USA Utility by Arbor Day Foundation

POSTED: September 25, 2018

CORED Right of Way Specialist Lily Seabolt with Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day FoundationOn Wednesday, August 29, 2018, the City of Oak Ridge Electric Department (CORED) was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA Utility at the annual Trees & Utilities Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

This is the fourth consecutive year that CORED has been identified as a Tree Line USA Utility, exemplifying the Arbor Day Foundation’s five core standards: quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting and public education, a tree-based energy conservation program, and an annual Arbor Day celebration.

From the Arbor Day Foundation website: “Every day in communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings – all while protecting and enhancing the urban forest. The Tree Line USA program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.”

CORED staff plans to apply for the 2018 award year as well this December, continuing Oak Ridge’s recognition as a distinguished Tree Line USA Utility.