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Our favorite moments from Indy Free Tree

Posted on 5/4/2017

 Indy Free Tree_FNL

     Written by: Claire Brumback, Public Affairs Intern

There was music! There was free pizza! There were prizes! And most importantly, there were free trees! Last Friday, April 28, Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL) celebrated Arbor Day by hosting the annual Indy Free Tree event outside of its headquarters on Monument Circle. IPL employees and community partners gave away 1,000 white spruce trees during the event to support ongoing sustainability efforts in the Indianapolis community.

Additionally, IPL President and CEO Rafael Sanchez and City of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett addressed the crowd and recognized six Indianapolis hotels that have pledged to participate in IPL’s Green Power Option, which means that a specific percentage of their electricity will be generated by wind, an eco-friendly generation resource.

Those who received trees are urged to read IPL’s Right Tree, Right Place brochure before planting them. This brochure provides tips on where to plant trees without interfering with utility lines. Also, be sure to call 8.1.1, the national Call Before You Dig hotline, at least 48 hours before digging a hole for your new tree. A representative will come to your property and mark the location of underground utility lines for free.

Check out some of our favorite moments from the day below! 


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