Homeowners in the work areas should receive a door notice from Oncor.
Oncor can never prune enough to prevent all tree-related outages; however a well-managed tree pruning program can drastically reduce tree outages and provide a safer environment for utility workers and the public. If the property owner does not perform maintenance on their trees and those trees causes interference with service quality, then Oncor becomes involved in the process of maintaining the tree. Oncor does not recommend that unqualified persons prune trees. Once you, as the property owner, have called your Electric Service Provider, they have contacted Oncor, and Oncor has then turned the request over to a designated Vegetation Management Contractor, you will be contacted directly about a “Make Ready Prune”.
With a Make Ready Prune, the contractor will prune the limbs to the regulation distance away from the power lines, or remove the entire tree, then.
While you can maintain small shrubs and plants that are far away from power lines, you must leave pruning trees near power lines to a profes- sional. Tree trimming near energized power lines should be done by Oncor, when necessary to remove branches and limbs that could interfere with those power lines.
When pruning do not leave stubs. January 27, March, 16, Update - Trimming activities largely completed. Contractors for Oncor began trimming trees near power lines in University Park in October. Trimming is expected to last through mid-Marchweather permitting. See below for maps and a list showing where trimming will occur during the project. Oncor can never prune enough to prevent all tree-related outages; however a well-managed tree pruning program can drastically reduce outages due to trees and provide a safer environment for utility workers and the public.