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Tree Trimming & Reliability

Trees and other vegetation are the number one cause of power outages. That’s why Appalachian Power maintains rights of way with tree trimming and vegetation management.

Keeping our rights of way in the best possible shape has a big effect on our overall reliability. While trimming and vegetation management will not protect against outages in major events, it will result in more reliable electric service overall. Also, improved access to lines and equipment will make restoration faster and easier.

To learn more about Appalachian Power's rights of way maintenance, see Understanding Line Clearing Efforts and Transmission Right of Way Clearing and Maintenance.

Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place.

To learn how you can save energy by planting trees, review our landscaping information.

To report a tree problem, use our tree maintenance request.

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