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Annual tree trimming near City power lines to start next week

November 2, 2017 11:19 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City’s annual tree trimming program will start next week to trim trees encroaching onto City-owned power lines.

Starting Monday, November 6, ArborCare Tree Service Ltd. will begin trimming City-owned and customer-owned trees on behalf of The City to maintain clearance distances from high voltage and secondary voltage power lines, as set out in the Alberta Electrical Utility Code.

Work is expected to continue for 2-3 months.

The City ensures tree limbs are trimmed away from power lines in order to maintain public safety and reliability of electrical service in Red Deer. Property owners are responsible for keeping trees trimmed back from low voltage service wires to their residence. The EL&P contractor will not be responsible for these lines.

For their safety, residents are asked to stay clear of personnel and equipment. Crews thank members of the public for their patience and cooperation.

For any questions or concerns involving trees and powerlines, contact EL&P at 403-342-8274.

For more information, please contact: 

Wes Albers
EL&P General Foreman
The City of Red Deer

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