Trimming cycles are highly dependent on tree growth rate and the type of electric facilities in the area.
Scheduled Vegetation Control - Line Clearing and brush control performed on a cycle or periodic basis.
The Members shall do the following
- Allow YVEA employees or its representative access to the overhead power lines for vegetation control.
- Allow for vegetation control to meet NESC requirements and right-of-way widths specified in the easements.
The Cooperative shall do the following
- Identify sections of primary lines needing vegetation control, which are not in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code.
- Budget funding for identified work.
- Contact Property Owners of line sections to be cleared.
- Perform the work identified for scheduled vegetation control.
- Follow accepted clearing and brushing methods identified in the current ANSI Standards.
- Provide traffic control, as needed.
- Trim vegetation or cut brush within the right-of-way.
- Dispose of the cuttings by spreading the material, chipping the cuttings, or stacking it for burning later.
- For large areas, YVEA utilizes the use of EPA-approved herbicides for the control of brush.
- Inform the property owners of its use.
- Meet all Environmental Protective Agency testing requirements.
- Follow the label directions by the Product manufacturer.
When we schedule trimming in your area that includes trees on your property, a Company Representative will contact you personally, in person, on the phone, or by leaving a door hanger before trimming and removing trees and limbs too close to our power lines.
- You do not incur any charges for required tree trimming work.
- Crews only perform work needed to maintain reliable electric service.
Requests for Vegetation Removal by Members
- The Cooperative will provide members with assistance by dropping service wires for purposes of removing vegetation where appropriate, at no cost to the member during normal hours of operation.
- The Cooperative shall lower service lines and reattach the service once the vegetation is removed.
- The Member shall
- Contact YVEA for assistance with vegetation removal.
- Schedule the service drop or any secondary service to be dropped at least 5 working days ahead of time during normal hours of operation.
- Arrange for the removal of all non-threatening vegetation to YVEA facilities.
- Clean up the debris from the vegetation removal.
- The Cooperative will assist members when possible with situations involving primary conductors for vegetation removal.
- The Cooperative shall:
- Evaluate the situation for hazards to YVEA facilities.
- Strive to maintain service to existing members.
- Look for alternatives to lowering any primary lines.
- Arrange for the YVEA line clearing contractor to remove any vegetation hazardous to YVEA facilities.
- The Cooperative shall: