TREE POWER is PWC’s commitment to beautify the environment and help public power customers save money and conserve energy. The aim of TREE POWER is threefold: focusing on public outreach and service, promoting public power’s value, and demonstrating a long-term commitment to the environment.
TREE POWER’s advantages extend beyond PWC to its customers:
- Trees reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a common greenhouse gas in our environment;
- Programs to “plant the right tree in the right place” help educate consumers about the importance of tree-trimming;
- Trees provide shade and windbreaks, reducing consumer energy costs;
- Consumers support institutions that are environmentally sensitive and committed to local communities;
- Trees beautify a community.
Enhancing the “City of Dogwoods”
To commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2005, PWC provided 100 new dogwood trees that were planted along the Fayetteville Dogwood Trail, re-affirming Fayetteville as the “City of Dogwoods.”
Fayetteville PWC partnered with the Dogwood Festival to enhance the 20-mile trail that is a display of horticulture brilliance and historical significance. The new trail is a year round source of education and entertainment for citizens and guests, a legacy that will grow well into the next century.
The trail begins at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden and winds through many neighborhoods where you will find beautiful historic homes from the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to the natural beauty and historical sites, trail-goers will learn about the many different styles of architecture in this area. Other sights along the trail include The Rose Garden of Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Downtown Historical District and various art, military, and historical sites.
The 100 new trees were planted at both residential and points of interest along the trail. A dedication of the trail was held April 11, 2005 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park, one of 18 Fayetteville City Parks, and a noted point of interest along the Dogwood Trail.