WHY DOES MIDLAND POWER TRIM TREES?
The Iowa Electrical Safety Code requires electric utilities to have a schedule and procedures for regular tree trimming management, which is critical to providing safe, reliable and affordable power.Trees are a common cause of power disruptions and a damaging storm can cause extended power outages. Maintaining line clearance is our primary objective with two purposes - to remove elements beginning to come in contact with electric equipment and to create a hazard-free operation of service for several years.
Additionally, limbs and branches that extend close to power lines post a large risk to public safety. Anyone that climbs a tree with branches or limbs that are in contact with live power lines risks serious injury and even death.
WHERE ARE WE TRIMMING TREES?
This year (2018) our plans are to trim trees at services around Galbraith in Kossuth County and all services in Greene County, except for the Paton area. Our tree trimming contractors - Asplundh and Central Iowa Tree Care - are the ones that will be doing the trimming service.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRIM TREES?
Under our tree trimming program, trees and other vegetation are inspected and trimmed on a 5 year cycle.