FRIDAY: AES Indiana Partners with Local Organizations to Host Indy Free Tree Celebration

April 22, 2024

AES Indiana today announces its participation in the annual Arbor Day celebration as part of the Arbor Day Foundation's requirements for Indy's "Tree City USA" status. This marks the City of Indianapolis' 36th year as a Tree City USA in partnership with AES, demonstrating the company's longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement.

As part of the Indy Free Tree celebration, AES Indiana will hand out free tree saplings to the public at Garfield Park on Friday, April 26, from 11:00 AM– 2:00 PM or while supplies last. This year's giveaway will feature the Allegheny serviceberry species contributing to the diversity and resilience of Indianapolis' urban forest.

Indy's Thriving Neighbors Series, in collaboration with the Kheprw Institute, will host an Environmental Justice workshop at Garfield Park's Family Center on the day of the celebration. AES Indiana's Indy Free Tree event will be integrated into this workshop offering attendees the opportunity to learn about environmental issues while participating in the tree giveaway.

  • WHAT: Indy Free Tree Celebration
  • WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • WHERE: Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46203

In addition to AES Indiana, representatives from ClearResult (AES Indiana’s energy efficiency arm), Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), and the Department of Public Works (DPW) Urban Forestry will be in attendance sharing resources and information with attendees.

AES Indiana provides these three easy tips to help customers plant and maintain trees safely around any electrical equipment:

  1. Planting trees at a minimum distance of 50 feet from power lines reduces the probability of contact between the tree and power lines as they grow.
  2. Choose the right type of tree. Certain trees are better suited for planting near power lines, such as those with smaller mature sizes, shorter branches, and slower growth rates.
  3. Call AES Indiana at 317-261-8111 if you notice a tree that is too close to a power line or causing a safety hazard.

For more information about Indy Free Tree Celebration, visit

April is National Safe Digging Month. AES Indiana encourages all customers to understand the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way. Whether your project involves construction or planting a tree, put safety first and be sure to call 811 at least two days ahead of your scheduled start. Customers can also submit requests online via


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