UPPCO is concerned with keeping existing trees trimmed away from power lines AND with planting the “right” tree in the “right” place.
Trimming existing trees
UPPCO works with the Asplundh Tree Expert Company to implement its tree trimming plan. We serve more than 2,300 miles of electric distribution lines in 10 counties.
On an average day, there are approximately 8 tree crews pruning and removing trees for UPPCO.
That means 8 bucket-type vehicles with 2 workers each and 3 backyard crews with 3 workers each.
Planting the “right” tree in the “right” place
You can prevent potential problems with 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.