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Tree Give-Away Part Of DP&L 'Right Tree, Right Place' Campaign

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Dayton Power & Light
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Continuing their Right Tree, Right Place program this fall, DP&L is reminding residents how important selecting the right tree is when planting close to power lines. 

With both environmental and safety concerns in mind, DP&L says “trees are an important part of the environment that beautify our neighborhoods and communities,” and also says that “trees too close to power lines can become a hazard and contribute to power outages.”

By working with several area partners, the Right Tree, Right Place program also provides residents and larger communities power-line-friendly trees to plant—DP&L’s website provides a list of recommended trees for the Miami Valley and how to access their tree give-a-way programs.

To get details on how the program works, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke with Holly Wiggins, director of community and corporate social responsibility program with DP&L.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.