Duke Energy to Trim Trees Along Utility Lines
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
A contractor for Duke Energy will soon begin trimming trees along its utility lines in Hillsborough as part of regularly scheduled maintenance.
Duke is coordinating with town staff to minimize the risk of tree damage and to make sure the process is as transparent as possible. The trimming is needed to minimize the risk of damage to power lines and the risk of customer outages.
While most of the trees will be trimmed according to international standards for minimizing harm to the trees, there may be a few instances where trees planted directly below utility lines will require additional pruning, or where trees determined to be dead or in failing health will require removal.
The work will be performed under the direction and supervision of Edward Garner, general foreman for tree service Asplundh, who may be reached at 336-314-3201 with any questions or concerns. Additionally, Jason Combs, Duke Energy division vegetation management specialist and certified arborist/utility specialist, can be reached at 336-312-0256.
Duke Energy will leave door hangers with additional information at locations where work is to be performed five business days before work begins.