As a friend to the environment, NPPD takes the steps necessary to properly prune trees while allowing for the safe and reliable delivery of energy. Creating this balance between trees and power lines along with our ongoing efforts to educate the public about safety has earned NPPD the honor of being named as a Tree Line USA Utility every year since 2006.

The Tree Line USA award, sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices which protect and enhance America’s urban and rural forests. Requirements for becoming a Tree Line USA Utility fall in three categories: Quality Tree Care, Annual Worker Training, Tree Planting and Public Education.