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ComEd will be conducting vegetation management activities on an electrical distribution circuit in the west part of the Village during the months of December and January. These vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure electrical system reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages.
ComEd recognizes that vegetation management activities sometimes generates concern by residents because trees near electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly.
Additionally, ComEd strongly advocates for proactive efforts to ensure that only appropriate vegetation is planted near electrical facilities. Trees that grow greater than 20 feet, for example maple, elm and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near distribution power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue. On the other hand, trees and bushes that grow to heights of less than 20 feet, for example dogwoods or crabapples, can often be planted near distribution power lines. For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit: Routine Maintenance Improves Reliability | ComEd - An Exelon Company. Property owners are encouraged to call ComEd directly at 1-800-Edison-1 with any questions.