Tree and Vegetation Management

Safety. Reliability. Cost.

DREMC’s distribution system consists of more than 6,100 miles of line that carry safe and reliable electricity to residential, commercial and industrial members in our area. Along with maintaining 6,100 miles of line, we also maintain our 40-foot right of way.

Our rights of way are the corridors through which power lines pass across portions of the 16 counties we serve. Trees growing too closely to high-voltage power lines can cause outages, which can endanger people and property. We work every day to keep rights of way clear of trees and dense brush and protect our distribution lines to quickly perform maintenance and power restoration when necessary.

If your property is located near a power line right of way, more than likely, some vegetation bordering your property may hamper safe and efficient electric service and power line access because:

  • Trees and branches touching power lines cause most service interruptions. Clearing trees helps prevent extended outages and system damage.
  •  Trees and vegetation limit electric repair crews access to power lines. Controlling growth allows for thorough inspection and routine maintenance.
  •  Tall trees serve as bridges to electrical lines. Children and animals sometimes can’t resist temptation to climb and explore. Removing the trees promotes safety for your family and the environment and assures a continuous flow of electricity.

Because of these reasons, DREMC focuses on keeping our rights of way clear of trees and vegetation that will present issues of safety, reliability and cost for our members, employees and the electric system.

To learn about DREMC’s Tree and Vegetation Management program, see the list of topics below:

These pages will be added soon. Please check back with us.

Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place

Integrated Vegetation Management Program

Herbicide Application

Why Does DREMC Mark Trees?

General Right-of-Way Clearance Guides (Coming soon!)