Electric co-op to trim trees near power lines
Flathead Electric Cooperative crews this month will be trimming and, if necessary, removing trees growing too close to power lines within the co-op’s right of way. Crews will be working mainly in the areas of Libby, Marion, McGregor, Thompson, Lost Prairie and Echo Lake.
The co-op warns that trees growing near and into power lines can create public safety hazards, start fires and cause power outages. The tree-trimming program uses an industry best practice designed to prevent dangerous situations and ensure electric reliability.
“FEC understands members value trees (as does FEC). That’s why crews strive to find a balance between reliable power and healthy trees,” the cooperative stated in a press release. “All work will be completed by professionals who have been trained on safe, proper and environmentally responsible practices.”
For more information visit www.flatheadelectric.com/trees where you can also learn more about how to plant the right tree in the right place to avoid conflicts with power lines.