Tree Trimming Info and Facts

Trees near power lines can pose a threat to your electric service, your home, and even your health. Severe weather can cause tree limbs to break and fall on power lines, causing outages. These interruptions to your electric service are costly and inconvenient. When our crews are out trimming trees around power lines in your neighborhood, it is to minimize the potential effects of these storms and to ensure that your electric service is as reliable as possible

Did you know?

  • 8 out of 10 power outages are caused by a tree on the power line.

  • Your tree could knock out power to hundreds of your friends and neighbors.

  • DES has a legal and moral responsibility to keep power on for all customers and to keep power lines clear of trees in order to continue providing safe and reliable service.

Click here for answers to common questions about tree trimming.