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. More information about our vegetation management practices for distribution lines, including tips for homeowners, can be found in this brochure.

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. Additional information about vegetation management practices and maintaining a safe and reliable transmission system can be found here.

In cases of tree removal, the property owner is notified in person or in writing before the work is done.

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Last Modified: February 26, 2015