Tree Line USA recognizes National Grid for best arboriculture practices

National Grid has been honored by the Tree Line USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation for the 15th year in a row. National Grid, doing business in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island was recognized for its non-stop commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in their service areas for more than a decade.

“Trees can be personal and very important parts of our customers’ lives so we set a very high standard for our forestry practices,” said Cheri Warren, National Grid vice president of asset management. “The Tree Line award is a great honor, as it speaks to the dedication of the people who do this important work.”

National Grid received the Tree Line USA award by meeting the five program standards for proper tree care: annual worker training sessions, tree-planting, public education programs, maintenance of a tree-based energy conservation program and participation in an Arbor Day celebration.

The Arbor Day Foundation collaborates with the National Association of State Foresters on the Tree Line USA initiative that recognizes public and private utilities that have practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests.

About National Grid

National Grid is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up.’

In the northeast U.S., we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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About Arbor Day Foundation

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 on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org