Public Service of NH (PSNH) recently awarded TCIAF a grant to train 100 tree workers on how to safely work around overhead conductors and live wires, further recognizing our Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) as the perfect tool to accomplish that goal. Eligible workers include all those that work within the service district of PSNH. Look for further announcements here on TCIA.org on for registration and workshop information.
The secondary goal of the award is to use consumer focused outreach to spread the word: trees of the right variety, placed properly and pruned regularly are less likely to obstruct transmission and drop lines, cause power outages, safety hazards or damage homes. Most importantly, they will learn which projects should be left to professional arborists or when they might be suitable for the Do-it-Yourself weekend warrior.
Photo courtesy of PSNH Energy for Others Facebook page. TCIA staffers Charlie Tentas, Deborah Johnson and Peter Gerstenberger accept the grant alongside the other recipients: abi Innovation Hub, More Than Wheels, SEE Science Center and YWCA New Hampshire.
Partners Advancing Commercial Treecare
TCIA would like to thank the following crown partners whose commitment to our work is extraordinary.