Met-Ed trims trees in 15 Pennsylvania counties

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Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 15-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability.

Since the beginning of the year, Met-Ed tree contractors have trimmed more than 1,100 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its nearly $15 million vegetation management spend for 2015, with an additional 1,200 miles expected to be completed by year end.

During the upcoming months, Met-Ed will be conducting tree trimming work in the following locations: Easton, Gettysburg, Hamburg, Lebanon, Reading, Stroudsburg, York and surrounding areas and Bucks County.

The tree trimming is done to ensure proper clearances are maintained around electric circuits and equipment and to help reduce tree-related outages, particularly during severe weather. Vegetation is inspected and trees are pruned in a manner that helps maintain the health of the tree while also maintaining safe and reliable electric service for customers. In some cases, trees that are considered to present a danger or are diseased may be removed.

As part of its notification process, Met-Ed works with municipalities to inform them of tree trimming schedules. In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way also are notified prior to vegetation management work being done.

All tree trimming work is conducted to national standards by Met-Ed's certified forestry contractors, including: York Tree Service; DTE; Asplundh Tree Co. Inc.; Lewis Tree Service Inc.; Nelson Tree Service Inc.; and Treesmiths Inc.

Met-Ed serves about 560,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.

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