Thursday, July 9, 2015

Duke Energy Tree Trimming Project Begins Monday


The Duke Energy tree trimming project, originally scheduled to begin in February, has been rescheduled to begin the week of July 13, 2015. In preparation of the Duke Energy trimming project and in the interest of preserving unique and historic trees, city officials identified and tagged with yellow ribbons approximately 100 trees that City officials have requested be given special attention. The tree Trimming project is expected to last several weeks with teams of eight trucks working the area four days a week until the end of August. Contractors for Duke will begin canvassing the neighborhoods within days, hanging door hangers to notify property owners of impending work. The map below shows the project area targeted for work.

At the same time, contractors for Duke Energy will also be making repairs to poles and lines within the city, primarily in the eastern section of the city. Those crews will work in teams with 10 repair trucks and work is expected to last through the end of the year.

“You can learn more about Duke Energy's vegetation management program at duke-energy.com/trees. If you have city-related questions about the project, you may visit please contact the Code Enforcement office at 653-1522.