Tree Trimming to Take Place in Columbia

3:22 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX)-  SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:

We Are Olympia
Olympia Neighborhood Association
Granby Hill Alliance
Whaley Street Neighborhood Association
Melrose Heights Community Council
Historic Trenholm-Buchanan Neighborhood Association
Historic Heathwood Neighborhood Association
Heathwood Neighborhood
Kilbourne Park Neighborhood Association
Tanglewood Neighborhood Association
Heathwood West Neighborhood
Forest Hills
Arsenal Hill
Downtown Neighborhood Association
Robert Mills Historic Neighborhood
University Hills Neighborhood Association

The trimming will be completed by SCE&G contractors and work will be closely monitored on a daily basis by the City's 4 Certified Arborists from the Forestry and Beautification Division.

The purpose of the trimming activities is to increase safety and reliability of the electric service. SCE&G reports an improvement in reliability in vegetation related outages in areas where trimming is completed compared to a year ago. The trimming guidelines include removing vegetation within 8-12 feet below and beside the power lines and up to 20 feet above the power lines.

SCE&G and their contractors trim in accordance with International Society of Arboriculture guidelines, using ANSI A300 pruning methods leaving good cuts that will generate new growth.

For more information about SCE&G's tree trimming efforts, including helpful tips and suggestions regarding the planting of trees and other vegetation, visit

You can also contact SCE&G's 24 hour Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-251-7234 or email

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