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Tree and Vegetation Management

Safety. Reliability. Cost.

DREMC’s distribution system consists of more than 6,200 miles of line that carry safe and reliable electricity to residential, commercial and industrial members in our area. Along with maintaining 6,200 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.

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

Planting the right tree in the right place

Herbicide application

Why must DREMC trim trees?

General right-of-way clearance guides

Power Crossing Right of Way

For more information about DREMC’s Tree and Vegetation Management, contact Ben McTier, Right-of-Way Manager, at 931-685-6108.