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In high winds, limbs can sway into lines causing outages and even fires. For that reason, we aim to trim trees before problems occur.
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As part of our Tree Trimming Program, we trim trees to ensure safe and reliable electric service.
We use directional pruning methods, which allow for trees to be pruned in a natural growth pattern and decrease the need for frequent re-trimming.
Thoughtful planting of new trees is the best way to ensure uninterrupted service and minimal future tree trimming. Always be aware of overhead and underground lines before planting trees on your property.
Do not trim trees around power lines. Trimming trees around power lines can be deadly. Call DME at (940) 349-7000.
DME contracts with line clearance tree companies for tree trimming. In emergency situations, DME linemen may trim trees.
There is no additional charge for tree trimming around power lines.
To submit a request to trim trees near power lines, please fill out the Tree Trimming Request Form.