List of 2012 Tree Line USA participants also available online

We have recently updated our webpage to include the 2012 recipients of Tree Line USA recognition.

A total of 145 utility providers have been named a Tree Line USA in honor of their commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the their respective service areas.

Unlike Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA, which offer recognition for the previous calendar year, Tree Line USA rewards utilities for the year in progress.

Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

Jacksonville Electric Authority of Jacksonville, Florida, and Avista Utilities of Washington State are among the providers being named a Tree Line USA for the first time. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Idaho Power Company and Arizona Public Service Company are among the providers that have been recognized for more than 15 years in a row.

These providers and dozens of others recognize the critical role trees play in the urban landscape. Their actions demonstrate that proper pruning and care of trees is good for business, customers and the broader community.

Winning utilities achieved the Tree Line USA by meeting five program standards:

  • Follow industry standards for quality tree care
  • Provide annual worker training in best tree-care 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 on the program and a complete list of winners can be found at arborday.org/TreeLineUSA. If you do not see your local provider on the list, we encourage you to let them know about the program and ask them to apply.