Project Green: LG&E starts initiative called “Plant for the Planet”

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Posted on November 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 21 at 6:42 PM

(WHAS11) -- In this week's Project Green, grant money is being given out to organizations to plant new trees around Kentucky.

It's all part of LG&E's "Plant for the Planet" program. LG&E is giving out $75,000 in grant money every year to groups who agree to plant new trees in places where they won't interfere with utility lines.

A company spokesperson says during the wind storm of 2008 and the ice storm of 2009, many trees were uprooted.

This program is helping to replace those trees, without affecting power lines in future storms.

“We're talking trees that support our philosophy of the right tree in the right place meaning that when the trees reach full height they're not going to interfere with utility lines,” Brian Phillips, LG&E spokesperson, said.

The trees will be planted all throughout LG&E's service area.

Through the end of the month you can go to LG&E's web site to apply for the grant money that funds these tree planting efforts.
 

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