To provide adequate clearance around distribution power lines, some trees require more pruning than others. If a tree cannot be pruned effectively without significantly impacting its health or shape, it should be removed.
On transmission right-of-ways, clearing, rather than pruning, established trees from the right-of-way reflects our continuing commitment to maintaining safe and reliable electric service to all of our customers. So long as they do not obstruct safe access, some low-growing shrubs are allowed to remain in the transmission corridor and provide a viable habitat for wildlife.
In cases of tree removal, the property owner is notified in person or in writing before the work is done.
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