Utility Staff to Begin Trimming Trees

Utility Staff will begin trimming trees around powerlines as part of the annual maintenance program. It is important to trim trees back away from lines to ensure proper safety and reliability. Trees are trimmed in the winter months because the leaves have fallen off and the trees have gone dormant, which ultimately causes less stress on the tree.  It is also easier to get onto customers property without damaging their yard when the ground is frozen.  Sometimes proper trimming may result in the tree having an uneven appearance.