As an active member of our communities, we work with many organizations that protect and enhance our urban forests. Our forestry personnel work with residents, contractors, organizations and municipalities on tree care and on protecting trees during our trimming and construction activities. We educate the public on selecting the right tree for the right place, planting and working safely around utility facilities, and we support the following organizations:
Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA)
WAA is an International Society of Arboriculture chapter dedicated to improving the knowledge and quality of the arboriculture profession. We participate on the chapter’s executive board. WAA awarded its Gold Leaf Award to us in 2005, 2006 and 2008 for outstanding Arbor Day activities and community beautification.
Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council
We are an active member of the Council, which advises the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve Wisconsin's urban and community forest resources.
We have been recognized each year since 1998 by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA Utility. The award recognizes utilities that meet three requirements:
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
ISA is a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology and professional arboriculture practice.
Utility Arborist Association (UAA)
UAA is an organization that promotes utility arborist networking and information sharing.
Trees For Tomorrow (TFT)
TFT is a natural resource specialty school that teaches conservation values and demonstrates benefits of contemporary resource management to elementary, middle and high school students. Our support of this organization began in 1951.
This organization helps utilities share experiences and new development and practices in plant growth related to electric power lines.
We Energies also participates in various municipal forestry organizations throughout our service area.