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JCP&L serves more than one million electric customers throughout New Jersey and operates and maintains thousands of miles of electrical conductors in order to provide safe and reliable electric service to those customers. Maintaining these lines requires, among other things, the routine trimming and removal of vegetation on a cyclical basis, determined by JCP&L in accordance with applicable regulations, in order to avoid or reduce service interruptions to JCP&L customers within your community (and elsewhere) as a result of vegetation interference with those lines. Experience has shown that regular, diligent and professional vegetation management practices assist in reducing the number of service problems and outages that our customers experience.
Beginning on or about January 1, 2019,
JCP&L contractors will be performing line clearance tree trimming in your
community along Company rights-of-way. This
work will include the routine trimming of limbs to provide 4 years of clearance
from electric wires, selective removal of limbs overhanging the electric
conductors and removal of hazard trees that pose an imminent risk to electric
facilities. All tree removals are
performed in accordance with JCP&L’s easement rights or otherwise with the
written consent of the property owner.
JCP&L contractors are qualified
line clearance tree workers trained in OSHA safety standards, as well as, in proper
pruning techniques developed by the National Arborists Association. Contracted tree crews will be following a
pruning technique that is often referred to as directional or lateral pruning.
The streets listed below are
scheduled to receive sub transmission tree trimming in January, 2019.
Springbrook Rd East
Old Changebridge Rd
Parsippany Troy Hills:
Lake Shore Dr
Old Bloomfield Ave