UPPCO is concerned with keeping existing trees trimmed away from power lines AND with helping customers understand what is an appropriate tree for their space and its surroundings when it comes to new planting.
Trimming existing trees
UPPCO works with multiple tree contractors to implement its tree trimming plan. We serve more than 4,450 miles of electric distribution lines in 10 counties.
Planting the “right” tree in the “right” place
You can prevent future problems involving trees and power lines by knowing what kind of tree to plant and where to plant it.
First, select the proper species, and then choose the proper location to plant it. See the diagram for more details.
Once you pick the location, Call Before You Dig to ensure there are no underground utility services in that area. Miss Dig can be reached by dialing 8-1-1.