IPL Committed to Safe and Reliable Service Through Year-Round Tree Maintenance IPL practices additional sustainability efforts with Indy Free Tree Event

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), encourages customers this Arbor Day to always be aware of the dangers and negative effects on their quality of electrical service that improperly planted or maintained trees near power lines can cause.

IPL works with its contractor, Wright Tree Services, to keep Indianapolis neighborhoods safe and beautiful while maintaining safe and reliable electrical service. Operating on a 36-month cycle, IPL provides various customer notifications to residents who will have work performed on their trees, such as bill notifications, newspaper notices, door hangers and home visits. Directly following a routine trim, IPL will haul away the debris.

For more important information about IPL’s routine tree maintenance program and homeowner responsibilities, visit IPL’s new blog, +Stories (pronounced “Positive Stories”).

Customers can put these tips to good use when they get in line for the Indy Free Tree event sponsored by IPL on Arbor Day to support ongoing sustainability efforts. This year, the Indy Free Tree event will give away 1,000 Tulip trees to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one per family. Additional details are below:

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 29

WHERE: Monument Circle in front of the IPL building

VISUALS: Visitors can enjoy free pizza from Donatos and learn from experts from a variety of organizations that will provide tips on tree planting, pruning and site selection, and to explain how people can improve the environment by caring for natural resources. Those in line by 11 a.m. will be entered into a drawing to win either a $100 gift card to Eagle Creek Nursery or a pair of $60 gift certificates to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course at Eagle Creek Park.

For the thirteenth year, IPL is recognized as a Tree Line USA  utility. Tree Line USA utilities must meet certain standards—training employees in quality tree-care practices, educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation and helping homeowners plant appropriate trees near utility lines—to be considered for the award.

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