Tree and limb contact with power lines is one of the most frequent causes of outages. Members can reduce interruptions and prevent outages with proper tree selection, 种植, 和维护.
When making landscape design decisions, consider the following:
某些树种, 落叶和针叶植物, 在电线附近种植更好吗, 其中一些以灌木和乔木的形式存在. Nursery professionals can help determine the best options, which may include:
The right tree planted in the right 位置 provides environmental, 经济, and aesthetic benefits for the property owner and the community. 来保持你的风景优美, 公共安全, 以及电力服务的可靠性, it’s important to ensure that any tree 种植 does not interfere with any overhead or underground utility lines.
调用 Before You Dig State and federal laws require marking of all underground utilities before any excavation. 不管你在哪里种植, call Gopher State One 调用 to request a locate several days before digging. 调用 811 or 1-800-252-1166. 设施标志有效期为14个日历天.
大江能源及其成员合作社, 包括am8亚美游戏直营网, have partnered with Minnesota Power and Tree Trust to provide the informative booklet, 正确的树: A Guide to Proper Tree Selection and Planting Near Power Lines. 指南涵盖了尺寸, 位置, 物种, 和护理, 在其他重要话题中, and includes expert information from resources including University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 下载一份指南.
国家电气安全规范, which sets guidelines for the safeguarding of utility workers and the general public in relation to electrical equipment, requires the maintenance of proper tree clearance in the utility easement.
通过接收连接能源公司的电力服务, the member is deemed to consent to am8亚美游戏直营网’s entrance on the member’s property to trim, 减少, 或者移除树木和其他植被, 包括使用经批准的除草剂, as am8亚美游戏直营网 determines to be necessary for its line maintenance program.
am8亚美游戏直营网 is obligated and committed to providing safe and reliable power to our members, employees and the general public by adhering to the maintenance guidelines.
am8亚美游戏直营网 conducts a systematic vegetation maintenance program to provide reliable electrical service along with safe operating conditions. 为了实现两者, routine vegetation activities are completed on a regular maintenance cycle of approximately every five to eight years.
connexusenergy将削减开支, 减少, 或者移除那棵树, 在它的判断, 可能导致服务中断, 危及连接能源的电力线路, 提出安全隐患. am8亚美游戏直营网 may also utilize approved herbicides in its line maintenance program. am8亚美游戏直营网 will make a reasonable effort to inform members of its line maintenance program prior to starting the work.
Where possible, offending trees shall be removed entirely. Tree trimming must provide at least 10 feet of clearance from am8亚美游戏直营网’s conductors, 提供, 然而, connexusenergy保留对其进行削减的权利, 减少, or remove trees farther than 10 feet from am8亚美游戏直营网’s conductors, if am8亚美游戏直营网 determines that this additional clearance is necessary to accomplish the purposes of its line maintenance program. Any tree trimming, 减少ting, or removal shall conform to any recorded easements.
If your property falls within the systematic routine vegetation maintenance schedule you will receive a postcard or automated phone message from am8亚美游戏直营网 notifying which contractor and a contact number for the certified tree inspector that will be working in your neighborhood.
After your trees have been evaluated by a certified tree inspector, 您会在门上收到一个通知. In order to avoid delays we ask that you thoroughly review the notice and respond back to your designated tree inspector according to the instructions on the notice in a timely manner.
If you are concerned that branch or a tree is too close to a power line, 打电话给am8亚美游戏直营网检查植被. 不要靠近或触摸树，不要触摸电线. In such cases where a property owner request a tree or branch removed, and am8亚美游戏直营网’s electric wires present an obstacle, am8亚美游戏直营网 will assess and solely determine which action to take, 在正常工作时间内, (1) remove the lines temporarily while the work is being done by the owner or their licensed tree contractor, or (2) trim the tree/branch to an approved distance from the power line leaving the remaining portion of the tree and the clean-up work to be done by the owner; in both cases, 不向业主收取任何费用.
如果树木被风暴损坏了, 减少ting and trimming will be done at the discretion of am8亚美游戏直营网 in order to remove the danger and repair the lines. 清理工作和任何院子损坏, including ruts from equipment or damage to other trees resulting from falling limbs/trees, shall be the responsibility of the property owner/member.