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Cuivre River Electric Cooperative recognized as 2024 Tree Line USA Utility

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative earns the Tree Line USA recognition for their commitment to urban forestry in its community


Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) was named a 2024 Tree Line USA utility by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize its dedication to proper urban forest management in the provider's service area.
Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and cultivate America's urban tree canopy. In addition, Tree Line USA promotes delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

CREC achieved the Tree Line USA recognition for the 23rd consecutive year by meeting five program standards: quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting and public education, a formal tree-based energy conservation, and a sponsorship of or participation Arbor Day celebration.

By joining the Tree Line USA program, service providers benefit from lowering line clearance costs due to proper pruning. As a result of those properly pruned and maintained trees, the people benefit from increased reliability of service. That is because those trees will have healthy root systems that decay less, have less structural weakness, and ultimately result in fewer downed lines during storms.

"Trees are essential to creating more urban green spaces in communities across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "In addition, they provide important benefits to residents, including clean air, clean water, and vital tree shade. Service providers like CREC demonstrate how easily trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and residents.”

More information about Tree Line USA can be found at arborday.org/TreeLineUSA.


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Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s Right-of-Way Department
celebrates being named a 2024 Tree Line USA utility by the
Arbor Day Foundation.

Pictured from left are: Tina Brocke, Benjamin Voss and Patty Williams.



About Cuivre River Electric Cooperative
Founded in 1941, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative is the largest of Missouri's 40 consumer-owned electric distribution cooperatives, providing electricity to more than 70,000 homes and businesses in Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, and Warren counties in Missouri. For information, visit cuivre.com or call 800-392-3709.

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the world's largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. With a focus in communities and forests of greatest need, the Foundation - alongside its more than 1 million members, supporters and valued partners - has helped to plant nearly 500 million trees in more than 50 countries. Guided by its mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees, the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to unlocking the power of trees to help solve critical issues facing people and the planet. Learn more about the impact of the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org.