Programs

Benefits of Participation in the Tree Line USA Program

Tree Line USA

Recognizing best practices in utility arboriculture.

For Utility Companies:

  • Lower line clearance costs resulting from proper pruning.
  • Improved rights-of-way management as a result of "right tree, right place" plantings
  • Increased public exposure by meeting Tree Line USA requirements, resulting in community tree planting and public education
  • Lower peak energy demand through increased canopy and better placement of trees
  • Increased reliability of service because properly pruned and maintained trees with healthy root systems will mean less decay and structural weakness, and fewer downed lines during storms
  • Collaborative urban forest management opportunities between the utility and other groups that impact community trees
  • More trees will help absorb carbon dioxide produced by power plants that burn fossil fuels

For Communities:

  • Healthier and more abundant community forests
  • Reduced tree mortality resulting from proper pruning and trenching/ tunneling practices
  • Increased reliability of service because properly pruned and maintained trees result in fewer downed lines during storms
  • Reduced energy costs to consumers through strategically planted trees for energy conservation and a broader urban forest canopy
  • Reduced heat island effect as a result of more shaded pavement