Award-Winning Tree Program
Through the special programs and efforts of its Forestry Operations department, NIPSCO is consistently honored by the Arbor Day Foundation as a TREE LINE USA™ Utility.
All utilities are required to clear trees away from overhead power lines. The TREE LINE USA™ award recognizes NIPSCO for professionalism and environmental stewardship demonstrated in accomplishing this goal.
NIPSCO’s Tree Planting Partnership Program is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of “planting the right tree in the right place.” It also teaches the value and benefits of trees and seeks to demonstrate that trees and power lines can co-exist in harmony. NIPSCO supports community tree-planting projects across northern Indiana. If you have questions about NIPSCO’s Forestry Operations department, call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726).
The following Web sites contain helpful information concerning trees and tree care and other forestry-related topics:
Hoosier National Forest
Indiana Arborist Association
Indiana Division of Forestry
Indiana Underground Plant Protection
Indiana Urban Forest Council
Indiana Woodlands Information Homepage
International Society of Arboriculture
Arbor Day Foundation
National Association of State Foresters
National Tree Trust
Tree Care Industry Association