FirstEnergy Electric Companies Offer Free Tree Seedlings to Customers

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

    April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- FirstEnergy Corp.
 (NYSE:   FE), through its electric utility operating companies -- Ohio Edison,
 The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison and Pennsylvania Power -- is offering
 free tree seedlings to customers in observance of Arbor Day.
     Beginning April 25 the four operating companies will offer 34,800 Kousa
 dogwood and Amur maple trees at their customer service offices.  The 8- to
 16-inch, bagged seedlings are ready for planting and come with a pamphlet
 offering tips on positioning trees and shrubbery to help customers save
 energy.
     The Kousa, or Chinese dogwood, is known for its rich green foliage and
 large white blossoms.  The Amur maple has glossy dark green leaves that change
 to golden yellow, red and orange in the fall.
     Both species grow to a height of 20 feet, which do not interfere with
 electric lines.  Taller trees should be planted away from power lines to help
 reduce tree pruning costs and maintain service reliability.  Tree branches
 that touch or fall on power lines are the primary cause of service
 interruptions.
     FirstEnergy is based in Akron, Ohio.  Its electric operating companies
 serve 2.2 million customers within 13,200 square miles of northern and central
 Ohio and western Pennsylvania and comprise the nation's tenth largest
 investor-owned electric system.
 
     FirstEnergy Locations for Free Tree Seedlings
 
     Northern Region
       Bond Court Bldg. 1301 E 6th St, Cleveland 44113
 
     Central Region
       AKRON - 1910 W. Market St., Akron
       BARBERTON - 542 W. Tuscarawas, Barberton
       KENT - 155 E. Main, Kent
       MEDINA - 117 Public Square, Medina
       RAVENNA -220 W. Main St., Ravenna
       ELYRIA - 2015 W. River Road, Elyria
       LORAIN - 300 Broadway, Lorain, Ohio
       MASSILLON - 100 Lillian Gish Blvd., SW, Massillon
       RITTMAN - 19 N. Main, St., Rittman
     Southern Region
       ASHLAND -114 E. Main St., Ashland
       MANSFIELD - 410 Park Ave. W, Mansfield
       MARION - 1040 S. Prospect St., Marion
       MT. GILEAD - 58 W. High, Mt. Gilead
       RICHWOOD - 23 N. Franklin, Richwood
       LONDON - 67 W. High St., London
       SPRINGFIELD - 20 S. Limestone St., Springfield
     Western Region
       TOLEDO - 215 Summit, Ste D, Toledo
       DEFIANCE - 400 Third St, Defiance
       NORWALK - 29 W. Main St. Norwalk
       PORT CLINTON - 135 East E. Second St., Port Clinton
       SANDUSKY - 237 W. Washington Row, Sandusky
     Eastern Region
       ALLIANCE - 1237 W. State Street, Alliance
       WARREN - 280 N. Park Ave., Warren
       YOUNGSTOWN - 1st Fl. City Centre One, Youngstown
       ANDOVER - Public Square, Andover
       GIRARD -100 N State St., Girard
       SALEM - 1441 S. Ellsworth, Salem
       ASHTABULA - 4438 Main Ave, Ashtabula
     Western Pennsylvania
       GREENVILLE - 177 Main St., Greenville, Pa.
       SHARON - 90 Connelly Bl, Sharon, Pa.
       MERCER - 115 N. Erie N. Erie St., Mercer, Pa.
       NEW CASTLE - 1 E. Washington St., New Castle, Pa.
       CRANBERRY - 15 Olgeview Rd., Cranberry Twp., New Castle, Pa.
 
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
    April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- FirstEnergy Corp.
 (NYSE:   FE), through its electric utility operating companies -- Ohio Edison,
 The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison and Pennsylvania Power -- is offering
 free tree seedlings to customers in observance of Arbor Day.
     Beginning April 25 the four operating companies will offer 34,800 Kousa
 dogwood and Amur maple trees at their customer service offices.  The 8- to
 16-inch, bagged seedlings are ready for planting and come with a pamphlet
 offering tips on positioning trees and shrubbery to help customers save
 energy.
     The Kousa, or Chinese dogwood, is known for its rich green foliage and
 large white blossoms.  The Amur maple has glossy dark green leaves that change
 to golden yellow, red and orange in the fall.
     Both species grow to a height of 20 feet, which do not interfere with
 electric lines.  Taller trees should be planted away from power lines to help
 reduce tree pruning costs and maintain service reliability.  Tree branches
 that touch or fall on power lines are the primary cause of service
 interruptions.
     FirstEnergy is based in Akron, Ohio.  Its electric operating companies
 serve 2.2 million customers within 13,200 square miles of northern and central
 Ohio and western Pennsylvania and comprise the nation's tenth largest
 investor-owned electric system.
 
     FirstEnergy Locations for Free Tree Seedlings
 
     Northern Region
       Bond Court Bldg. 1301 E 6th St, Cleveland 44113
 
     Central Region
       AKRON - 1910 W. Market St., Akron
       BARBERTON - 542 W. Tuscarawas, Barberton
       KENT - 155 E. Main, Kent
       MEDINA - 117 Public Square, Medina
       RAVENNA -220 W. Main St., Ravenna
       ELYRIA - 2015 W. River Road, Elyria
       LORAIN - 300 Broadway, Lorain, Ohio
       MASSILLON - 100 Lillian Gish Blvd., SW, Massillon
       RITTMAN - 19 N. Main, St., Rittman
     Southern Region
       ASHLAND -114 E. Main St., Ashland
       MANSFIELD - 410 Park Ave. W, Mansfield
       MARION - 1040 S. Prospect St., Marion
       MT. GILEAD - 58 W. High, Mt. Gilead
       RICHWOOD - 23 N. Franklin, Richwood
       LONDON - 67 W. High St., London
       SPRINGFIELD - 20 S. Limestone St., Springfield
     Western Region
       TOLEDO - 215 Summit, Ste D, Toledo
       DEFIANCE - 400 Third St, Defiance
       NORWALK - 29 W. Main St. Norwalk
       PORT CLINTON - 135 East E. Second St., Port Clinton
       SANDUSKY - 237 W. Washington Row, Sandusky
     Eastern Region
       ALLIANCE - 1237 W. State Street, Alliance
       WARREN - 280 N. Park Ave., Warren
       YOUNGSTOWN - 1st Fl. City Centre One, Youngstown
       ANDOVER - Public Square, Andover
       GIRARD -100 N State St., Girard
       SALEM - 1441 S. Ellsworth, Salem
       ASHTABULA - 4438 Main Ave, Ashtabula
     Western Pennsylvania
       GREENVILLE - 177 Main St., Greenville, Pa.
       SHARON - 90 Connelly Bl, Sharon, Pa.
       MERCER - 115 N. Erie N. Erie St., Mercer, Pa.
       NEW CASTLE - 1 E. Washington St., New Castle, Pa.
       CRANBERRY - 15 Olgeview Rd., Cranberry Twp., New Castle, Pa.
 
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