APRIL 17, 2015
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 17, 2015 – In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Kentucky Power is giving away nearly 5,000 low-growth tree saplings to customers on Saturday.
The saplings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last beginning at 9 a.m. in Ashland, Hazard, Pikeville and Whitesburg. There is no charge to customers for the trees.
Three varieties will be available: Grey Dogwoods, Eastern Redbuds and Wild Plums. Supplies are limited, so customers should plan to pick up their saplings early. Customers may not reserve trees or place orders in advance.
“Low-growth trees are great for use in landscaping around homes,” said Tree Day Coordinator Jimmy Keeton, external affairs manager for Kentucky Power. “These kinds of trees typically have nice shapes and will not grow so tall that they interfere with overhead utility lines or structures. Plus, planting trees is an excellent way to improve the environment, add beauty to the landscape and improve air quality.”
Customers can pick up free trees at the following locations:
KYOVA Mall parking lot Whitaker Bank, North Branch parking lot
U.S. Route 60 2518 Highway 15
Kentucky Power Kentucky Power
Hazard Service Center Pikeville Service Center
1400 East Main Street 3249 North Mayo Trail