Did you know that tree limbs and branches are among the most common causes of power outages and flickers?

As a Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) member, you are responsible for the safety, protection, and right-of-way of YVEA equipment for routine maintenance and scheduled work. You can help minimize tree-related outages and ensure safe, reliable electric service for the future by taking time to plan before you plant and remember the importance of the things below:

  • The right-of-way of overhead and underground power lines
  • Proper placement of trees in tall, medium, and low zones
  • Maintaining access to equipment such as green transformer boxes and meter enclosures

Remember, before you plant be sure you know where existing underground and overhead power lines are located. Avoid planting directly underneath power lines and consider the mature height and crown spread prior to planting.