JEA Receives Recognition for Commitment to Urban Tree Management


JACKSONVILLE – The Arbor Day Foundation has named JEA a 2023 Tree Line USA utility to recognize its dedication to proper urban forest management in Northeast Florida. The recognition marks the twelfth consecutive year JEA has received a Tree Line USA award.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and cultivate urban tree canopies.

In addition, Tree Line USA promotes delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

As a result of well maintained trees, JEA customers benefit from increased reliability of service because neighborhood trees will have healthy root systems that decay less, have less structural weakness, and ultimately result in fewer downed lines during storms.

JEA achieved the Tree Line USA recognition by meeting five program standards: quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting, public education, and formal tree-based energy conservation.

“Trees are essential to creating more urban green spaces in communities across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “In addition, they provide important benefits to residents, including clean air, clean water, and vital tree shade. Service providers like JEA demonstrate how easily trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and residents."

About JEA

JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility that provides safe, reliable and affordable, utility services to more than one million Northeast Florida residents across four counties. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to serve those who live in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. JEA’s 2,000+ workforce is dedicated to ensuring the electric and water demands of its customers, both today and for generations to come, while protecting our precious natural resources and supporting our region’s growth and economic development.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

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