TUB Earns Award

Tullahoma Utilities board (TUB) has been presented the 2014 Tree Line USA award by the Arbor Day Foundation for the third consecutive year.
TUB was awarded the honor thanks to its employees’ commitment to proper tree pruning, planting, and care within the service area.
Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, which recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.
TUB achieved the 2014 Tree Line USA status by meeting five program standards: Utilities must follow industry standards for quality tree care; provide annual worker training in best tree-care practices; sponsor a tree-planting and public education program; maintain a tree-based energy conservation program; and participate in an Arbor Day celebration.
Besides pruning, an example of tree-care that TUB participates in annually is the planting and dedication of tree memorials of past TUB employees and board members. As recently as November, TUB planted two memorial trees at the Lions Club Park here in town.
Besides beautifying the city, tree-care and planting cleanses and purifies the air and water, adds quality of life to wildlife, and increases property value.
Monty Hawkins is TUB’s Lineman Forester and coordinates tree pruning across the city. For more questions on TUB’s tree-care practices, call Monty directly at 571-7109.