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Posted on: January 23, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Utility Schedules Tree Trimming Public Drop-In Workshop on March 1
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager View the Map...
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 23, 2017) – South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) will be pruning trees in Mount Pleasant neighborhoods this spring as part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability.
In anticipation of the work, SCE&G will host an educational workshop on Wednesday, March 1 where staff will be able to answer questions about safety, reliability, proper pruning methods and more. The drop-in workshop will take place at the Mount Pleasant Town Hall Municipal Complex, 100 Edwards Lane, Building A, Public Meeting Room 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Detailed street maps will be available for review at the workshop.
Areas scheduled for trimming in 2017 include:
From Patriots Point Rd./Magrath Darby Blvd. East past Moultrie Middle School to Fairmont Ave.
Old Village areas south of Coleman Blvd. including streets around
- Bayview Dr.
- Garland Rd.
- Harbor Gate Dr.
- Live Oak Dr.
- Hibben St.
- Simmons St.
Areas north of Coleman Blvd. including streets around
- Lansing Dr.
- Tall Pine Rd.
- Cliffwood Dr.
- Lakeview Dr.
- Cottingham Dr.
- Pelzer Dr.
- Mill St.
- Lucas St.
- Scott St.
The Public Service Commission of South Carolina recognizes the importance of properly maintaining vegetation around its power lines and requires that such maintenance be performed. Vegetation, including trees, brush and vines, can threaten the safety of residents and of SCE&G crews if they grow too close to power lines. Vegetation also causes power outages and limits SCE&G’s access to its lines to make necessary repairs.
SCE&G follows the American National Standard for Tree Care Operations (ANSI A300) for tree trimming—supported by arborists and other tree care experts. This method helps direct future growth away from power lines while leaving remaining limbs intact. It is a standard supported by the International Society of Arboriculture and has been adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SCE&G has certified arborists on staff to advise its contractors on how best to utilize ANSI A300 trimming. Proper trimming also minimizes the scale and duration of outages caused by storms.
SCE&G regularly maintains vegetation along its power lines for safety and service reliability. Serious injury or death can occur if energized lines are touched or if an object is touched that is in contact with a line. If you have concerns about vegetation around the power lines, please contact SCE&G at 1(800) 251-7234.