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PSE&G Trimming Trees in Passaic County Municipalities
(June 22, 2012 - Newark, NJ) - Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has begun trimming trees in the Passaic County municipalities of Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa and Wayne. Trimming will be done on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Tree trimming improves the reliability of electric service by keeping limbs and branches away from power lines. PSE&G’s arborists and tree-trimming contractors adhere to a four-year tree trimming cycle to reduce the possibility of electric outages. Tree limbs can bring down power lines and knock out electricity when there are thunderstorms or high winds. Even in fair weather, trees can interrupt service when they grow and come in contact with energized wires and equipment.
Our vegetation management staff and contractors understand the value and beauty of having trees in front of customers' homes but have to trim them so they don't jeopardize the safety of residents and of the electric system. Growth is pruned away from energized wires and poles along roads and highways using techniques that preserve the health of the tree and direct future growth away from power lines. We attempt wherever we can to minimize the impact on the trees.
These environmentally sound techniques meet the standards of the International Society of Arboriculture and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A 300 Standards for Tree Care Operations.
PSE&G’s Web site at www.pseg.com/treetrim has information about the utility’s tree trimming program as well as useful tips for selecting the right type of tree to plant underneath or near utility poles.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).