Tree Fredericksburg awarded $5,000 grant
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Tree Fredericksburg for tree planting in the City of Fredericksburg.
The grant will fund the planting of 50 trees along the streets of the city using small appropriate tree species for under power lines. Tree species that do well under power lines that will be part of this planting will include: American Hornbeam, Redbud, Okame Cherry, Trident Maple, and Chokecherry.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is a strong supporter of tree health and the planting of appropriate tree species under power lines. REC has received the Tree Line USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation for the last 17 consecutive years. This award is given to the electric utilities that have high standards for quality tree care and who support their local communities with tree planting grants. “Trimming trees properly and planting the correct trees under power lines increases energy reliability for communities and can lower energy bills” says Cindy Devlin Musick, the Director of Vegetation Management Services, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
To learn more about proper tree planting and opportunities to obtain free trees, visit www.treefredericksburg.org.