Putting NERC to Work: Standard Utility Pruning

Trees under transmission lines get pruned.  Like the old days  By the books:

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Branch tips were sizzling in contact with the transmission wires when the wind blew.

Metasequoia, bought for $1500 and planted 18 years before.  Owner chose not to allow utility to remove it.  He hired an arboristt.  The arborist pruned the tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After pruning, south view.

 

 

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After pruning, looking up!

 

 

 

 

 

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IMG_2582Some branches remained under the lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sealing the 4″ cut on top.

 

 

 

IMG_2577Reducing sprawl reduces sway.

 

 

 

 

 

449Pruned to allow 10′ sag, 5′ sway.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_4055Interpreting the A300- and NERC-compliant pruning process for the utility’s attorney.


Author: Guy Meilleur

Arborist

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