Trees are recognized for their tremendous contribution to the environment. Unfortunately, trees growing in the wrong place have the potential to threaten the reliability of electric service and public safety. Most electric utilities recognize trees as the leading cause of unplanned service interruptions, including both sustained duration outages and momentary ones.
When growing in and around electric facilities, trees cause electrical faults and impede access to facilities when emergency or routine repairs are needed. In order to continue serving our membership with reliable electricity, a quality vegetation management program is needed.