Trees are an important part of the environment that beautify our neighborhoods and communities. DP&L works with our customers and communities to ensure the safety of our electrical system, which has been threatened in recent years by the devastation of our ash tree population.
Right Tree, Right Place is a DP&L effort to educate customers to plant trees a safe distance from power lines. DP&L is committed to protecting the environment for our residents, so we have partnered with local businesses and organizations to encourage smart and safe tree planting in the Miami Valley.
Utility-friendly trees reach less than 25 feet at maturity. These trees are less likely to cause problems with overhead and underground utility lines. View a list of recommended trees for the Miami Valley here. Read below to learn how DP&L is investing in trees to protect the environment and beautify the Miami Valley.
Tree City USA Community Grants
Over the past two years, DP&L has awarded a total of $200,000 in environmental grants to Tree City USA communities in our service area. The grants are used to plant trees in city parks or public areas to enhance the landscape.
Tree Friendly Neighborhoods
DP&L partnered with Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project to raffle 100 trees to beautify the area and publicize the need to plant smart to avoid power outages.
Free Tree Saturday
DP&L partnered with locally-owned nurseries and garden centers to distribute 150 utility-friendly trees.
View photos from the event.