The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also serving Bartholomew County REMC’s members.
This illustration below demonstrates effective planting by placing the right tree in the right place. Trees properly placed can lower line clearance costs for BCREMC, reduce tree mortality, and result in healthier trees for years to come.
Trees can add value to your home, help cool your home and neighborhood, break the cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife.
Tall trees surrounding your home, such as maple, oak, pine and spruce, provide summer shade to lower cooling costs and keep out cold winter winds.
Arbor Day is April 30. On this day, people are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Remember when planting near utility lines, consider a 25-foot minimum distance from the line, and call 811 before digging. See diagram for more information.