MTEMC participates in 250k Tree Day
Middle Tennessee Electric is one of many electric cooperatives across the state participating in the Tennessee Environmental Council’s 250K Tree Day Friday, Feb. 23.
The effort is geared at planting and caring for 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 250K 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 stormwater drainage control.
Members who signed up to receive a tree will be able to pick up their choice of Loblolly Pine, Shumard (Red) Oak, Persimmon, Redbud or Tulip Poplar at MTEMC local offices Friday. In all, more than 5,500 trees will be given out.
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 220,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.
For more information, please contact Middle Tennessee Electric's Vice President of Communications & Member Service Robert White at 615-494-1058.