“Replanting Apison” Community Project

“Replanting Apison” Community Project


In April 2011, Apison was one of the hardest hit communities when a tornado took eight lives and leveled countless homes. This fall, CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Consulting Utility Forester Mariah Prescott directed a relief effort called “Replanting Apison” to help restore the community.

The project was modeled after “Replanting Ringgold,” which was started by CNUC Lead Consulting Utility Forester Erica Lewis in April. CNUC engaged several organizations, including sister company Wright Tree Service, to come together and plant trees throughout Apison on Oct. 12. The trees planted by more than 70 volunteers will increase property value, improve air quality, provide species habitat, and improve the overall aesthetic value of the destructed area. Planting the right tree in the right place will also help with erosion control, improve energy conservation, and ensure safe and reliable electric service.

A local news station featured the “Replanting Apison” project highlighting the hope it brought to many. In addition to Prescott, CNUC employees involved include Eastern U.S. Operations Supervisor Josh Beaver and Lead Consulting Utility Foresters Erica Lewis, John Armstrong, Jon Pierson, Matt Searels, Jon Williams and Jason Benton.

CNUC Apison Team

(Above) CNUC employees at Replanting Apison

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