Why do we trim trees?

Trees are generally the most common cause of power outages.
Trees and vegetation in the right-of-way can:

  • Cause power outages and lights to blink
  • Waste electricity and create a hazard by providing a path to the ground
  • Become a fire hazard
  • Be a safety hazard for workers and members
  • Block visual inspections, making repairs difficult and increasing outage length