[4/9/19] Arbor Advice

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Community members can help Chelan PUD keep the lights on by choosing trees and shrubs to plant that are utility friendly, water frugal and fire resistant.

Bill Sanborn, PUD arborist and vegetation manager, said a little time spent reading the tag on a tree or shrub seedlings can have big returns in reducing the chance of that full-height plant growing into power lines or being pushed into them during a storm. 

“Most important is that the mature height and spread of the tree should remain 10 feet from power lines,” Sanborn said.

Arbor Day celebrations make April a great time to commit to a seedling or two – that planted in the right place – can help keep the lights on and conserve energy by providing shade in hot summer sun and windbreaks in the winter. 

Chelan PUD will be distributing seedling in five communities this Saturday:

  • Wenatchee – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Walla Walla Point Park

  • Leavenworth – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chelan PUD

  • Cashmere – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martin’s Market

  • Entiat – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall

  • Orondo – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Market Place

(or as long supplies last)

2019 Tree and Shrub varieties available:

  • Douglas Fir

  • Pinyon Pine

  • Engelmann Spruce

  • Rocky Mountain Maple

  • Golden Currant

  • Oakleaf Sumac

  • Viburnum

  • For more information visit PUD’s website

ChelanPUD.org click on About Us and then Events