Did you know that tree limbs and branches are among the most common causes of power outages and flickers?
You can help minimize tree-related outages and ensure safe, reliable electric service for the future by taking time to plan before you plant. As a Holy Cross Energy (HCE) member, you are responsible for the safety, protection and right-of-way of HCE equipment for routine maintenance and scheduled work.
- The right-of way of overhead and underground power lines
- Proper placement of trees in tall, medium and low zones
- Maintaining access to equipment such as green transformer box’s and meter enclosures
Remember, before you plant be sure you know where existing underground and overhead power lines are located. Avoid planting directly underneath power lines and consider the trees’ mature height and crown spread prior to planting.