Arbor Day Foundation Names National Grid as Leader in Tree Trimming Practices for 20th Consecutive Year

Award recognizes company for delivering safe, reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests
Feb 12, 2019 2:30 PM ET
Press Release

February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation has named National Grid a Tree Line USA recipient for the 20th consecutive year in honor of the company’s commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care across its U.S. service area. 

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing tree-trimming 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 across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Service providers like National Grid demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.” 

National Grid earned Tree Line USA recognition by meeting five program standards:  following industry standards for quality tree care; providing annual worker training in best tree-care practices; sponsoring a tree-planting and public education program; maintaining a tree-based energy conservation program; and participating in an Arbor Day celebration. 

“Twenty years of Tree Line USA recognition is a proud achievement for National Grid,” said Ken Daly, National Grid’s Chief Operating Officer - Electric. “We take a responsible, sustainable approach to lessening the impact trees have on our ability to deliver uninterrupted service to our customers. We also recognize that trees can be personal and very important parts of our customers’ lives so we set a very high standard for our forestry practices.” Visit www.arborday.org/TreeLineUSA for more information on Tree Line USA. 
 
For important information about trees and electricity service, see www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Business/Electrical-Safety/Trees-and-Your-Electric-Service.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information can be found at www.arborday.org.

About National Grid 

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. 

National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Our Northeast 80x50 Pathway is an industry-leading analysis for how to reach that goal in the states we serve, focusing on the power generation, heat, and transportation sectors.  

Read more about the innovative projects across our footprint in The Democratization of Energy, an eBook written by National Grid’s U.S. president, Dean Seavers.  For more information, please visit our website, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, like us on Facebook and find our photos on Instagram.

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