MTEMC participates in 100k tree day

Middle Tennessee Electric is one of many electric cooperatives across the state that participating in the Tennessee Environmental Council's 100K Tree Day, today.

The effort is geared at planting and caring for one million native trees in the state.

"Middle Tennessee Electric is built on the seven cooperative principles, one of which is concern for community," said MTEMC President Chris Jones. "By participating in the 100K Tree Day, we are working for the sustainable development of the communities we serve."

According to the council's website, in 50 years, one planted tree can provide $130,750 in total benefits, including oxygen, as well as air pollution control and storm water drainage control.

Members were able to choose from an Eastern Red Bud, Shumard (Red) Oak, Virginia Pine or an American Plum tree. MTEMC members signed up to receive 3,000 trees and will be picking them up at the local offices today.

While the cooperative encourages planting trees, it is important to be informed on what types and where to plant trees near power lines or underground service. MTEMC has an active vegetation management program available to educate members on proper tree placement. Information on proper planting can be found at www.mtemc.com.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 215,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.

For more information, please contact MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen at 615-494-1071 or 615-516-5020.

Posted on February 24, 2017.

 

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