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Tree Trimming
To provide reliable electric service to our customers, we maintain trees along 18,000 miles of electrical lines throughout all areas we serve, based on a three-year cycle. We work closely with our customers to ensure the safety and reliability of our service by keeping tree branches out of the way in a responsible manner. 
If you have a tree on your property growing close to electric lines, submit a free tree pruning request, or email us at
If you’re looking to plant a new tree or put in new landscaping, consider electrical infrastructure such as electric poles and transformer boxes that may be around you, and make sure to plant a safe distance away to avoid any hazards and allow for accessibility.

We give you advance notice before we prune

We contact you in multiple ways before beginning tree pruning maintenance in your area, except in emergency situations. Typically, customers will receive a letter and email 3-4 weeks in advance and an automated phone call a few days before our crews will be in the area. Before the work starts day of, oftentimes a tree crew member will knock on doors and/or leave a flyer in the door handle. 

We may need to enter your property

To trim or prune trees threatening the electric lines, we may need to access your property to ensure the work is completed safely. We strive to notify you before our crew enters your property, unless it’s an emergency.

After we’ve pruned or removed trees

We remove debris only when we proactively prune trees near electrical lines. This debris is turned into mulch and donated to schools, playgrounds and tree nurseries. It's also available for customers to order, free of charge

When clearing damaged limbs or removing trees after a storm, we make sure the area is electrically safe, but property owners are responsible for removing the debris. We recommend contacting your city or municipality for assistance.

We’re always on the lookout

Our forestry services team conducts aerial inspections via a helicopter ride twice a year to monitor over 1,400 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. We also perform ground inspections covering our distribution lines on a routine maintenance cycle of 3-4 years.