City of Indianapolis to celebrate 31 years of being a Tree City USA

IPL celebrates Arbor Day with annual Indy Free Tree event

April 24, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), will celebrate Arbor Day by sponsoring the annual Indy Free Tree event to support ongoing sustainability efforts. To celebrate, IPL will give away 1,000 Shingle Oak trees on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one per family. Additional details are below:

              WHEN:           11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019

              WHERE:        Monument Circle in front of the IPL building

              VISUALS:     A short event program will commence promptly at 11 a.m. with IPL Senior Vice President of Customer Operations Joe Bentley, City of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and Indiana Assistant State Forester Dan Ernst addressing the crowd in celebration                                            of ongoing sustainability efforts.

IPL encourages passersby who receive a tree during the event to download our Right Tree Right Place brochure and look for tips to plant smart and with the utilities in mind.

For the sixteenth year, IPL is recognized as a Tree Line USA utility. Tree Line USA utilities must meet certain standards—training employees in quality tree-care practices, educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation and helping homeowners plant appropriate trees near utility lines—to be considered for the award.




About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit or connect with us at or

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company.  We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities.  Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs.  Our 2018 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets.  To learn more, please visit  Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.


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