April 19, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is sponsoring two
events next week that will include giving away 1,000 free tree seedlings. The events also feature several speakers on various planting and gardening techniques. The workshops will be held
April 23, 2013
April 26, 2013
, in Lincroft.
events will take place beginning at
at the following locations:
- April 23 -Frelinghuysen Arboretum- Haggerty Education Center353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown
- April 26 – Thompson Park Visitors Center – Beech Room805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
The seedling giveaways will take place, while supplies last, at each location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At least 500 seedlings will be available at each location, with a limit of one per household.
As part of the activities, JCP&L's certified tree experts will provide information about the best types of trees to plant to not interfere with power lines or other electrical equipment. In addition, the
event will include a presentation by Master Gardener Bill Moran and the
event will include a presentation by Master Gardener Joel Whitman.
events are tied to the fact that JCP&L has been recognized for the 15
consecutive year as a Tree Line
award winner by the
Foundation. Tree Line
is a national program recognizing public and private utility companies for practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests. Tree Line
standards include training employees in quality tree care practices, educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation and helping homeowners plant appropriate trees near utility lines.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.