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Community Environment News April 13, 2023

Snohomish PUD Receives Tree Line USA Award®

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Snohomish PUD Receives Tree Line USA Award®

The Arbor Day Foundation once again honored Snohomish County PUD with its annual Tree Line USA® award, applauding the utility’s ongoing commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care across its 2,200-square-mile service territory. This is the 20th award for the PUD.

The award was presented to the PUD during a Washington State Arbor Day celebration at Madison Morgan Park on Wednesday, April 12. PUD Commissioner Rebecca Wolfe, City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Everett City Council Members Paula Rhyne and Don Schwab were joined at the event by students from Madison Elementary. Five dogwoods, three vine maples and various shrubs were planted at the celebration.

“Two decades of receiving this award reflects our ongoing commitment to being an industry leader in environmental stewardship,” said Guy Payne, PUD Assistant General Manager of Distribution and Engineering Services. “Our Vegetation Management team prides itself on safely maintaining trees around our utility infrastructure in a manner that promotes conservation while helping ensure that power is flowing to our customers. We are proud to once again support Arbor Day efforts in our local communities.”

Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. The annual award recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

To learn more about the PUD’s commitments to environmental sustainability, education, conservation and tree care, explore our website (