Black Hills Power 2013 Power of Trees to kick off in Spearfish
What: Power of Trees is a Black Hills Power community outreach and information program designed to spread the good word that everyone can do something to protect and sustain the environment.
How: Through the Power of Trees. Black Hills Power partnered with local community organizations to donate and plant about 80 trees in 2013. BHP partnered with cities, school districts, local civic and community groups and others to plant trees this spring in select communities served by Black Hills Power. BHP will kick off its Power of Trees events in Spearfish at BHSU Campus. There will be three tree planting events in Spearfish. The other plantings will be in Rapid City and Edgemont.
Where: Teams were formed in schools and communities throughout Black Hills Power’s service territories to plant trees. Tree planting dates and locations are:
. Friday, May 17 – Black Hills State University, BHSU Campus, Spearfish
. Monday, May 20 – City of Spearfish, Spearfish Canyon City Park, Spearfish
. Wednesday, May 29 – Black Hills Transit, 2015 Tumbleweed Trail, Spearfish
The Need for Trees: Trees have energy efficiency benefits, providing shade in summer and windbreaks in winter, both of which can help customers control the cost of their energy. Trees also beautify the area and community where they are planted.
Right Tree, Right Place: Choosing the right tree and planting it in the right place around power lines can eliminate potential safety hazards and improve the reliability of your electric service. In addition, your tree can achieve its proper height and form.
Call Before You Dig: Planning to plant a tree or set some fence posts or a swing set? No matter how big or small the job; if you are planning to dig, call your state’s One Call Center first. Simply dial 811 to be routed to your state’s One Call Center free of charge and avoid damaging important service lines that are buried in your yard.
The Power of Trees: Trees do far more than help with energy savings, beautify areas where they are planted and increase property values. They also help purify the air by absorbing pollutants.
For more information:
Mutch Usera Sr. Program Manager, External Affairs