FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Energy supplier Eversource will invest $75 million in tree trimming in Connecticut over the next year, with significant work expected to occur in Wilton, Stamford and Ridgefield.
Workers will trim trees along 4,200 miles of electric lines around the state in 138 communities. Those include 132 miles of trimming to be done in Wilton and 111 miles of trimming to be done in Stamford. Pruning will also be completed at several locations already started in Ridgefield.
Working closely with community leaders and tree wardens throughout Connecticut, Eversource’s team of licensed arborists has developed a well thought-out tree trimming plan for 2017. The plan carefully balances the need for electric reliability while maintaining community aesthetics. The project should reduce tree-related power outages.
The company reminds customers that homeowners are responsible for tree maintenance on their own property, including keeping branches away from the lower-voltage service wires connecting their homes and businesses to the main utility lines on the street. Eversource strongly recommends contacting a professional tree service to perform this work. For details on the company’s comprehensive vegetation management program, visit Eversource.com.