Antigo, Clintonville and Port Washington add more trees with support from ATC
Three Wisconsin cities recently added more trees to their communities thanks to grants from American Transmission Co.’s Community Planting Program.
The City of Antigo used its $800 grant to plant 20 trees in Remington Lake Park. The trees – a mix of oak, honey locust, elm and catalpa — combined with benches, an accessible pathway and a floating fishing pier will help enhance this popular park.
The City of Clintonville used its $1,500 grant to plant 11 Korean Sun pear trees along Roberts Street to replace trees that were removed during recent construction work.
The City of Port Washington used its $2,500 grant to add over 800 trees to the city’s parks and parkways. The city planted seedlings in natural areas, lightly branched liner trees in its nursery and bareroot trees along city parkways. The trees planted were a mix of oak, honey locust, elm, black and sweet gum, and redwood.
All trees were planted a safe distance from utility lines to support the safety and reliability of the electric system. The different tree species also help increase each city’s tree diversity, along with providing shade and additional natural beauty to the communities.
ATC’s Community Planting Program enables us to encourage and support communities to plant trees and vegetation that beautify the landscape in a way that doesn’t compromise the safety and reliability of the electric transmission system. Since 2013, ATC has awarded approximately 240 communities and organizations with funds totaling more than $425,000.
ATC accepts applications from July 1 through Sept. 30, and award recipients are selected and notified by the end of the year. Awards range from $100 to $5,000. Additional information and program applications can be found at atc-GrowSmart.com.