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). 

Arbor Day Foundation Tree Line USA

Forestry Links

The following Web sites contain helpful information concerning trees and tree care and other forestry-related topics:

American Forests

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

Tree Link