TREES AND POWER LINES JUST DON'T MIX.
We all appreciate trees. Trees not only beautify homes and property, but they can lower utility bills if correctly placed.
HCREMC maintains nearly 1,000 miles of overhead high voltage electric lines throughout our service territory. We have a vegetation management program that is conducted year-round. This means we are continuously trimming and removing trees under power lines to make your electric service as reliable as possible. This work is contracted out and performed by certified utility line clearance specialists.
Never attempt to trim trees yourself that are growing near distribution lines or your service line without calling HCREMC first. Doing so can put you at risk of deadly shock. Call HCREMC at 1.800.248.8413 and schedule a temporary disconnect of your service so you can safely trim or cut any unwanted vegetation.