The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the Benton PUD as recipient of the Tree Line USA Award for the eleventh year in a row. This award is granted to utilities who are committed to quality tree care, public education, and tree planting. The award also recognizes utilities for national leadership in utility arboriculture. The Benton PUD's tree program was developed to ensure they provided quality tree care practices and helped customers plant the appropriate trees near utility lines. The benefits of the program have been healthier trees, less outages and long-term savings to Benton PUD. "The tree program is one of the many proactive things we do to prevent outages which in return results in long term operational savings," said Steve Hunter, Director of Operations. Tree Line USA is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the National Arbor Day Foundation.
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