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PUD 3's Tree Trimming Program

PUD 3's Tree Trimming Program

Tree Trimming is an important part of being a reliable public power provider.

WHY DOES PUD 3 DO TREE TRIMMING?

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Tree trimming and vegetation management are tasks that minimize the loss of power and speed up restoration of electricity during outages. 

PUD 3 has over 670 miles of overhead power lines in its service area that need to be protected from tree limbs and overgrown vegetation. Working on a six-year cycle, the PUD has a goal of clearing approximately 100 miles of right of way each year. 

PUD 3 has two in-house tree trimming crews that work throughout the year to keep trees away from power lines. During the summer, the PUD uses a contract tree trimming crew and deploys a slashing crew as a part of its vegetation control program. 

 

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