Easton Utilities Branches Out

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In keeping with a tradition started in 2008, the employees at Easton Utilities participated in the annual tree planting initiative known as “Branching Out”. This year, the team planted 24 trees along Bay Street using a variety of cherry, crepe myrtle and pin oak trees.

The “Branching Out” program is part of Easton Utilities commitment to environmental stewardship. “Planting trees in our community is an effective way to add natural beauty, prevent pollution and directly benefit our environment,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. Following the initial planting of trees, Easton Utilities maintains them until they take root and can thrive.

Trees offer a variety of benefits in addition to their beauty. Trees are natural air filters by consuming carbon dioxide and provide shade in the summer reducing the need to use air conditioning. Tree roots help to anchor soil in place and prevent erosion. Soil erosion into storm drains contributes to sedimentation in rivers, creeks and the Chesapeake Bay that clouds waters and kills aquatic plant and animal life. Easton Utilities is a member of the Maryland Green Registry, which recognizes sustainable practices aimed at solid waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, and renewable energy utilization.

Learn more about Easton Utilities at www.eastonutilities.com.

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