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UPDATE: Number of trees to each person:

"...While we can’t give 100 trees to one person, we historically accommodate all reasonable requests. We would have no problem giving a dozen, 3-4 of each variety, or more to one customer."

---Allison Barker

NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Ashland area residents collect free saplings during Kentucky Power’s Annual Tree Day celebration in 2015. The 2017 event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22.

WHAT:           Kentucky Power to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by giving away 5,000 free low-growth tree saplings during its annual Tree Day event.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon, or until supplies run out.

WHERE:        Citizens Bank, employee parking lot, 855 Central Avenue, Ashland

Kentucky Power Hazard Service Center, 1400 East Main Street, Hazard Kentucky Power Pikeville Service Center, 3249 North Mayo Trail, Pikeville

Whitaker Bank, North Branch parking lot, 2378 Highway 15, Whitesburg

WHO:             Kentucky Power representatives and volunteers.

WHY:             The event allows Kentucky Power to show its support of Earth Day and Arbor Day, as well as provide education to customers about the best locations and varieties to plant trees to lessen the likelihood of them growing into power lines as they mature. Available varieties include Eastern Redbud, Grey Dogwood and Roughleaf Dogwood.

Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, Ky., provides service to approximately 169,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties.

 

 

Comments  

+1 #2 Not really free 2017-04-21 11:03
The "free" trees are paid for by electric customers...wit h electric rates so high, why spend money on other things, they could cut rates instead of giving away all the "free" stuff!
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0 #1 Interested 2017-04-21 02:43
How many trees can each person take? Is this for customers only and if so, is a bill required? It definitely wouldn't pay to make a trip to Ashland for one or two trees.
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