Texas Bushes Basis and Atmos Power Companion to Have fun 811 Day and Assist Residents Safely Plant Bushes Following the Winter Storm

The autumn season represents the largest tree planting season of the yr. In North Texas, it will likely be even busier following the winter storm in February. With that in thoughts, it’s important that timber are planted safely and correctly.

Atmos Power, Texas Bushes Basis, and Texas 811 are celebrating 811 Day on August 11, 2021, with a particular tree dedication at White Rock Hills Park (2229 Highland Street, Dallas, TX 75228) from 9:00 am – 9:30 am to remind residents to name 811 earlier than they dig and assist defend themselves and their group from hitting an underground utility whereas digging.

Monetary penalties for digging up utilities can vary from $1,000 to $25,000, with some infractions doubling and tripling the quantities of those penalties. Chris Stovall, president of Texas811, hopes the occasion will carry better consciousness to the significance of protected planting and keep away from preventable future accidents that may disrupt utility service, price cash to restore, and even trigger severe harm or dying. “Calling 811 earlier than digging ensures that our underground infrastructure stays free from hurt as these timber take root and flourish for years to come back.”

A free training webinar sponsored by Atmos Power and the Texas Bushes Basis titled “Correct Tree Planting and Assessing Your Tree Following the Winter Storm” has been scheduled on August 12 and might be held on-line from 6 pm – 7 pm. Extra info could be discovered at https://www.texastrees.org/tasks/811-day-and-educational-webinar/

“We’re proud to associate with Texas Bushes Basis and Texas811 to make sure that protected digging is practiced in our group by calling 8-1-1, a nationwide toll-free quantity, earlier than any excavation mission,” mentioned Oric Walker, Atmos Power vp of public affairs. “The depth of utility traces can differ for a lot of causes like erosion, uneven surfaces, or the aftereffects of earlier digging tasks. Utility traces have to be correctly situated and marked even when digging just some inches.”

This 811 Day dedication will happen the place Atmos Power and Texas Bushes Basis are sponsoring a 50-tree planting mission in partnership with Dallas Park and Recreation on Saturday, November 6.

“The Texas Bushes Basis is proud to be working alongside Atmos Power to not solely plant timber that may fight Dallas’ city warmth island but in addition promote outside sanctuaries for North Texas residents to expertise the enjoyment nature can present,” mentioned Janette Monear, Texas Bushes Basis CEO/President. “Our academic applications reminiscent of this webinar will assist residents plant timber and produce these advantages nearer to house.”

To be taught extra in regards to the tree dedication occasion or academic webinar, please contact Ryan Larson at 214-953-1184 or electronic mail ryan@texastrees.org


Ryan Larson
Texas Bushes Basis

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