Removal of Problem Trees
Trees and power lines can co-exist, if the trees can be properly pruned & maintained (like above). However many trees are known as "cyclebusters" which cannot be effectively maintained. Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative continues to agressively approach the removal of problem & hazard trees. "Cyclebuster" trees are the greatest risk to your reliable electric service. WWCEC also utilizes mechanical equipment for clearing our system along the right-of-way by removing trees & brush in remote and rural areas.
We are actively removing as many "cyclebuster" trees (that grow back into the lines in less than 4 years after pruning) from our right-of-way as we can. The removal of these trees will also improve system reliability. We offer some tree removal incentives to members that own these "cyclebuster" trees.
TREE REMOVAL INCENTIVES INCLUDE:
Where is the proper place to plant trees?
For more information, see our section on proper pruning techniques
Wayne-White has in-house crews of Utility Arborists that provide daily vegetation management along the right-of-way of our 3000+ miles of energized lines. For more information, call 842-2196.