How does PSEG prune trees near power lines?

PSEG partners with municipalities to plant the right tree in the right location (utility-friendly) and to help educate residents on proper directional pruning techniques. Utility-friendly trees provide environmental,aesthetic and real estate benefits and they do not grow into electric conductors. PSEG performs directional pruning, which is the selective removal of conflicting or extending branches that will physically realign the tree’s branching pattern as it continues to grow. Directional pruning is a more desirable form of pruning, and allows for healthier tree growth. Though the immediate appearance of the trees after pruning can be of concern, PSEG follows the guidelines of the International Society of Arboriculture, the main international authority on tree care.

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