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Our pruning methods conform to your utility’s requirements for line clearance and preservation of the tree’s health. You may contact us at (724) 887-2152, and we will be glad to review your specific situation. Generally, however, additional work solely to improve the appearance of the tree is not covered by the utility, and you may need to engage a third-party arborist for it.
Tree trimming and other forms of vegetation management are needed so that your electric utility can provide you with a reliable source of power. Fallen trees and limbs are the most common causes of power outages. A tree limb that makes contact with your service line (which runs from your home to the utility pole) can interrupt electrical service to your home. A tree limb that makes contact with the distribution line (which runs from one pole to another) can interrupt electrical service to your neighborhood. A tree whose branches are energized is a serious public safety hazard, since anyone who climbs the tree could be electrocuted.
We follow generally accepted national standards for line clearance tree trimming. These standards call for a technique known as directional pruning, which removes branches growing toward the power lines and leaves the rest of the tree intact. With directional pruning, entire branches under, over, or beside power lines are pruned back to the main stem of the tree or to another large branch, and the results can sometimes be dramatic. The technique of “rounding over,” once used by utilities to control tree size, is now known to be unhealthy for the tree and is no longer practiced. Although “rounding over” produces a more uniform or symmetrical appearance, it weakens the tree internally and affects its long-term health. (Click here for the illustrated PDF “How We Trim Trees.”)