Seattle City Light Named Tree Line USA for Fourth Year in a Row

Seattle City Light employee volunteers and community members plant trees during an Arbor Day celebration.

Seattle City Light’s work following industry standards for quality tree care has been recognized for the fourth year in a row with a Tree Line USA award from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The award recognizes City Light’s pursuit of practices that protect and enhance urban trees.

Here is the full text of the Arbor Day Foundation news release, announcing the award.

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Seattle City Light Named 2016 Tree Line USA by Arbor Day Foundation

Nebraska City, Neb. (March 25, 2016) The Arbor Day Foundation has named Seattle City Light a 2016 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

“Trees are a critical part of urban landscapes all across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Service providers like Seattle City Light demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.”

Seattle City Light achieved Tree Line USA by meeting five program standards. Utilities must 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 about Tree Line USA can be found at

About Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education erganization Vv’ith the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at