SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
May 11, 2018

SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks: 

Distribution Line Tree Trimming:

Arsenal Hill Neighborhood 

Community Improvement Cooperative Council

Downtown Neighborhood Association

Eva P. Trezevant Neighborhood

Granby Hill Alliance

Historic Waverly Neighborhood Association 

Martin Luther King Neighborhood

Olympia Residents Coalition

Robert Mills Historic Association

University Hills

University of South Carolina

Vista Neighborhood Association 

We are Olympia

Whaley Street Neighborhood

These are updated each week!

Citizens with specific questions or concerns should contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860 or SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234 to meet and discuss in advance of the work being completed. 

The trimming will be completed by SCE&G contractors and work will be closely monitored by the City’s  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 89% 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. 

SCE&G’s re-conductor work includes pole replacements and new wire in select locations. The goal of re-conductor work is to improve reliability. 

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

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

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