ATC continues community planting program

Freeman Staff

June 15, 2015

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — American Transmission Co. announced it will hold its community planting program for the third year in a row.

The City of Pewaukee company is now accepting applications, which are due by Sept. 30. The program is part of Grow Smart, which supports tree and vegetation planting in municipalities in ATC’s service area. Eligible cities, villages, towns, counties and tribes may apply for financial support for planting projects on public property within their community. Since the program began, ATC has awarded nearly $130,000 to 94 eligible municipalities and counties.

To qualify, communities must commit that all current and future planting plans and urban forestry activities near high-voltage electric transmission lines will comply with ATC’s maintenance standards.

Additional information, including a brochure and eligibility information, is available on ATC’s Grow Smart website at