Tree Trimming is Underway

November 01, 2019
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Managing vegetation is a critical part of Salem Electric’s ability to deliver safe and reliable electric service. We appreciate the beauty and environmental impact trees provide, however, it is vital to protect the electrical system from hazards that threaten reliability, equipment, our employees, and public safety. 

Salem Electric is required by the Oregon Public Utility Commission to meet requirements for minimum clearance between trees and power lines. Tree trimming maintenance performed by our crews and contracted professionals adhere to the standards and practices outlined by the National Electric Safety Code and the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

Over the next few months, our crews may be trimming in your neighborhood. This work will be done at no extra expense to you and we do not anticipate any interruptions to your electrical service. If you have questions regarding our tree maintenance program, or if you would like to report a tree that has grown into the primary power lines, please contact us at 503-362-3601 or use our online tree trimming request form