Why We Maintain Vegetation
Our vegetation management program is a thoughtful plan that balances the needs of reliable service to our customers and the natural beauty of our New England communities.
The program is run by arborists and other professionals with vast experience in arboriculture. Qualified line clearance contractors are also employed by Eversource, some companies with decades of experience in New England.
We continuously monitor power lines and equipment and periodically trim around the lines providing electric service to your neighborhood.
How Often We Maintain Vegetation
We schedule vegetation management along our electric distribution system in 4 to 5 year cycles, with occasional mid-cycle trimming for locations that cannot wait until the normal cycle.
We also track performance of different parts of our system, making note of and prioritizing tree trimming and removal in areas that routinely experience outages due to trees.
When crews perform tree trimming around power lines, clearance is determined based on common growth rates of the trees of New England. Our practices meet the standards of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).