Tree Line USA Designation Awarded for 18th Year

June 16, 2020

The REC vegetation management team has been targeting tree-related outages, clearing more than 2,200 miles of right-of-way in 2019. While working to reduce the potential for tree-related outages so that member-owners have reliable electric service, REC contractors use specialized equipment to work safely and to protect the health of the trees they trim.

This hard work and dedication from REC’s vegetation management team has not gone unnoticed. For the eighteenth year in a row, REC received the Tree Line USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. This designation recognizes utilities that demonstrate best practices in protecting and enhancing forestry.

"Our dedicated team of certified arborists and foresters understand the difference they can make to keep electricity flowing to member-owners," said Cindy Musick, director of vegetation management. "Just as important, though, they also understand our role in protecting the environment and leaving as many healthy trees as possible."