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Distribution power lines are lower-voltage utility wires that range from 4,000 to 69,000 volts. They are usually attached to wooden poles that are typically located alongside roadways or in easements along property lines.
Our distribution system is responsible for distributing power to households, municipalities, businesses, and many other establishments throughout New Jersey.
We must keep trees that are located near distribution power lines pruned on a regular cycle. PSE&G implements a four year maintenance cycle, during which trees are either trimmed or removed in order to maintain an adequate distance from the power lines and also to allow for regrowth until the next cycle.
- Distribution Contact Information
- Municipalities of Palisades Division
- Municipalities of Metro Division
- Municipalities of Central Division
- Municipalities of Southern Division
- Pruning Techniques on the Distribution System
- 2013 Scheduled Distribution Work for Vegetation Management
Distribution Contact Information
The Distribution network is divided into four divisions: Palisades, Metro, Central, and Southern. Each division is headed by a forester who serves as a distribution supervisor to tree trimming and other vegetative maintenance.
By clicking on the division that serves your municipality, the contact information of the distribution forester for your area will appear. Below the map, you'll find a list of municipalities that each division serves in order to assist you in locating the proper contact person.
All service requests should be directed to the PSE&G Customer Service Center at
|Bergenfield||Hackensack||New Milford||Saddle River|
|Carlstadt||Hasbrouck Heights||North Bergen||South Hackensack|
|Cliffside Park||Haworth||Old Tappan||Teaneck|
|East Newark||Hohokus||Paramus||Union City|
|East Rutherford||Jersey City||Park Ridge||Waldwick|
|Englewood||Little Ferry||Ridgewood||West New York|
|Englewood Cliffs||Lodi||River Edge||Westwood|
|Fairview||Lyndhurst||River Vale||Woodcliff Lake|
|Fort Lee||Maywood||Rochelle Park||Wood Ridge|
|Glen Rock||Midland Park||Rutherford||Wyckoff|
|Bloomfield||Glen Ridge||North Caldwell||Verona|
|East Orange||Lincoln Park||Passaic||West Orange|
|Elmwood Park||Little Falls||Paterson||West Paterson|
|Essex Falls||Livingston||Prospect Park|
|Fair Lawn||Montclair||South Orange|
|Bound Brook||Green Brook||Mountainside||South Bound Brook|
|Branchburg||Highland Park||New Brunswick||South Brunswick|
|Bridgewater||Hillsborough||North Brunswick||South Plainfield|
|Carteret||Hillside||North Plainfield||South River|
|Audubon Park||Fieldsborough||Medford Twp||South Brunswick|
|Beverly||Gloucester City||Mount Ephraim||Springfield|
|Bordentown||Gloucester Twp||Mount Holly||Travistock|
|Brooklawn||Haddon Twp||Mount Laurel||Trenton|
|Burlington City||Haddonfield||Montgomery||Upper Freehold|
|Burlington Twp||Haddon Heights||National Park||Voorhees|
|Cherry Hill||Hamilton||North Hanover||Westampton|
|Collingswood||Hopewell Borough||Pemberton||West Windsor|
|Deptford||Lower Alloways Creek||Princeton||Woodbury Heights|
|East Amwell||Lumberton||Princeton Borough||Woodlynne|
|East Windsor||Mansfield||Rocky Hill|
Pruning Techniques on the Distribution System
Sufficient clearance between vegetation and our power lines must be maintained to give trees adequate room for natural movement in air currents without contacting the power lines. If the branches of a tree are too close to PSE&G power lines, the tree must be pruned.
In order to prevent future vegetation from growing back into power lines, contractors employ directional pruning techniques to train the branches of a tree to grow away from energized conductors. Directional pruning allows for proper healing of pruning cuts without depleting the tree's natural nutritional reserves.
After trimming, trees may look similar to the images below. However, this is only a representation of how the majority of trees are trimmed. Final decisions on pruning cuts are made based on the tree species, its characteristic shape and growth habit, voltage of the conductors, and the type of construction in the vicinity.
Points to Remember:
- Never attempt to trim or remove any tree next to a power line.
- Never build tree houses in trees near power lines.
- Never climb trees near power lines.
- State and federal laws prohibit any person from working within 10 feet of any electric power facility without proper training and certification.