Xcel Energy Tree Trimming
Trees growing near power lines must be trimmed by utility line clearance professionals.
Xcel Energy attempts to maintain trees every three to five years to help prevent power outages. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a trimming standard for utility tree maintenance known as "natural directional pruning," which is the method our vegetation management experts follow. For many years running, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized us with the Tree Line USA award for our tree maintenance program.
If you have been notified of tree pruning in your area or would like to know about which wires Xcel Energy trims around, as well as tree pruning and removal information, learn more from our tree pruning brochure.
Of course no tree trimming or removal is necessary if the right tree is planted in the right place initially.