Tree Trimming for Safety

Each year, ERMU field staff and contractors trim tree branches to reduce the chances of interference with power lines, which can cause outages and dangerous situations.

The work is typically done in the winter, after the leaves have fallen, because it is easier to see the structure of each branch and make minimal cuts. The cold temperatures help prevent diseases and parasites from entering freshly cut limbs.

Ongoing maintenance of the electric system, including tree trimming, contributes both to our excellence in reliability and our culture of prioritizing safety for our employees, customers, and the general public.

If you see a branch hanging near a line, do not risk trimming it yourself. Contact ERMU. We have the equipment and the knowledge to take care of the situation for you.

Person safely trimming tree with chainsaw