The TREE LINE USA award is given to utilities that meet three requirements:<BR><BR>
<b>Quality Tree Care</b> - Ameren Illinois contractors follow industry guidelines and principles in proper pruning techniques.
<b>Annual Worker Training</b> - All Ameren Vegetation Management supervisors and contractor general foremen are certified by the International Society of Arborists (ISA), which guarantees continued updated training through Continuing Education Units. Also, crew training, evaluation and audits are conducted by the above arborists.
<b>Tree Planting and Public Education</b> - Ameren Illinois directly sponsors planting initiatives and volunteer labor to community planting projects. Ameren Illinois makes available informational material on planting to its customers, and several of the Ameren Illinois Vegetation Management personnel are involved in groups such as Forest ReLeaf and the Missouri Urban Community Vegetation Management Advisory Council.