NPPD Plants 9 Trees In Chadron State Park As Early Arbor Day Gift

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     The Nebraska Public Power District got a jump on celebrating Arbor Day by planting 9 trees at Chadron State Park on Tuesday. 

       NPPD Community Outreach Supervisor Heidi Elliott says the utility has held a yearly Arbor Day tree planting event in conjunction with one of its retail customer communities, calling it something NPPD and its workers look forward to.

      Elliott says Chadron and Chadron State Park seemed like an ideal choice this time because the park and the entire Nebraska State Park System are celebrating their centennials this year. 

      Park Superintendent Gregg Galbraith says they were thrilled to get 9 trees and calls the timing perfect as Chadron State Park prepares for its milestone while also recognizing Earth Day and Arbor Day this month.

     Galbraith says the new trees will add beauty and shade to several areas of the Park which have recently been updated or seen new construction.

       NPPD was recently acknowledged for the 16th consecutive year by Tree Line USA, a program that recognizes electric utilities who demonstrate practices which protect and enhance America’s rural and urban trees. 

       NPPD has met its standards of training employees in quality tree care and educating the public on tree planting for energy conservation and appropriate planting near power lines.