JCP&L continues tree trimming program to enhance electric reliability

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To help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help prevent tree-related outages, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors trimmed trees in more than 60 communities in July.

Under the guidance of JCP&L's foresters, tree contractors have trimmed about 2,000 miles of electric lines in northern and central New Jersey year-to-date, with an additional 1,500 miles expected to be completed by year end.

To help maintain safe and reliable electric service, JCP&L regularly trims or removes trees and conducts vegetation management work along its electric distribution lines on a four year cycle.

The company's certified forestry experts inspect vegetation near the lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps maintain the health of the tree, while also maintaining safety near electric facilities. In some cases, trees that present a danger or are diseased may also be removed.

All vegetation management work is conducted by JCP&L's certified forestry contractors, including: Aspen Tree Service, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Davey Tree, Jaflo Inc., Lewis Tree Service Inc., Nelson Tree Service and Treesmiths Utility Arborists.

As part of the process, JCP&L works with municipalities to inform them of vegetation management schedules. In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way also are notified prior to work being done.

JCP&L is a unit of FirstEnergy Corp.

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