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Tree Trimming

Why We Trim          How We Trim            When We Trim
 

When We Trim

Trimming cycles are highly dependent on tree growth rate and type of electric facilities in the area.

Scheduled vegetation control- Line clearing and brush control performed on a cycle or periodic basis.

  1. The Members shall do the following:

  1. Allow DCREMC employees or its representative access to the overhead power lines for vegetation control

  2. Allow for vegetation control to meet NESC requirements and right-of-way widths specified in the easements

  1. The Cooperative shall do the following:

Engineering Services

Standard Operating Procedure

Procedure Name: Safety Committee Process
Procedure Number: ES-001.1
Owner: Shawn Matthews
Effective Date: August 21, 2018

  1. Identify sections of primary lines needing vegetation control, which are not in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code

  2. Budget funding for identified work

  3. Contact property owners of line sections to be cleared

  4. Perform the work identified for scheduled vegetation control

  1. Follow accepted clearing and brushing methods identified in the current ANSI standards

  2. Provide traffic control, as needed

  3. Trim vegetation or cut brush within the right-of-way

  4. Dispose the cuttings by spreading the material, chipping the cuttings, or stacking it for burning later

  5. For large areas, consider the use of EPA approved herbicides for the control of brush

  1. Inform the property owners of its use

  2. Meet all Indiana State Chemist licensing and testing requirements

  3. Follow the label directions by the Product manufacturer

When we schedule trimming in your area that includes trees on your property, a DCREMC 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.

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.

  1. The Members shall do the following:

  1. Contact DCREMC for assistance with vegetation removal

  2. Schedule the service drop or any secondary service to be dropped at least 3 working days ahead of time during normal hours of operation

  3. Arrange for the removal of all nonthreatening vegetation to DCREMC facilities.

  4. Clean up the debris from the vegetation removal

5. The Cooperative will assist members when possible with situations involving primary conductors for vegetation removal

  1. The Cooperative shall do the following: Evaluate the situation for hazards to DCREMC facilities

Engineering Services

Standard Operating Procedure

Procedure Name: Safety Committee Process
Procedure Number: ES-001.1
Owner: Shawn Matthews
Effective Date: August 21, 2018

  1. Strive to maintain service to existing customers

  2. Look for alternatives to lowering any primary lines

  3. Arrange for DCREMC's line clearing contractor to remove any vegetation hazardous to DCREMC facilities

  4. The Cooperative shall lower service lines and reattach the service once the vegetation is removed

Unscheduled vegetation control Removal of dead or danger trees/vegetation

Guidelines for removing dead or danger trees:

  1. Dead or danger trees will be evaluated on individual basis

  2. Trees outside of defined right-of-way will be trimmed as needed to eliminate threat to the electrical distribution system

  3. Based on circumstances, DCREMC may leave a portion of the tree in question remaining, given it is clear of electrical equipment

  4. Typically, DCREMC will only remove top of danger tree to eliminate interference with electrical distribution system

  5. Member is responsible for clean-up and removal of brush and debris

These guidelines for removal of identified dead or danger trees/vegetation helps reduce the risk of outages for our members while helping to control costs.


 


 

Why We Trim          How We Trim            When We Trim

 
 
 

 
  Contact Us:

Phone: (812) 663-3391
or 800-844-7362
Fax: 
(812) 663-8572

Address: 
P.O. Box 46
1430 W. Main St.
Greensburg, IN 47240
E-mail:
dcremc@dcremc.com

 



  

 


                                
 
 

 
 

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