Eversource celebrates Arbor Day

Arbor Day is this Friday, and Eversource is celebrating the annual tradition by handing out free seedlings at various events and reminding customers about the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.

“Arbor Day marks a great time of year to plant new trees and remind property owners to plan before they plant,” said Sean Redding, manager of Vegetation Management at Eversource. “Trees and power lines can coexist, by considering the height of a mature tree and planting only low-growing trees near utility lines.”

On Friday, an Eversource arborist will read ‘A Tree is Nice’ to students at the Barkhamsted Elementary School and talk about tree trimming and safety around power lines. Free dogwood seedlings will be given to each student. Eversource arborists will also hand out free fir seedlings at the Whiting Lane Elementary School Nature Festival in West Hartford on Friday.  

Trees will also be celebrated on Saturday, May 21 at the 10th Annual Connecticut Tree Festival at Cranbury Park in Norwalk. Eversource arborists will hand out tree seedlings and share the benefits of planting the right tree in the right place. The discussion will focus on trees and power lines, highlighting the most appropriate place for planting under or around them. An informational “Plan Before You Plant” brochure is available on the Eversource website, here.

Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns and provides natural gas to 226,000 customers in 72 communities in Connecticut. Recognized as the top-ranked “green” utility in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, visit eversource.com and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCT) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceCT).