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Posted on: October 5, 2020

UI’s tree care program resumes in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 5, 2020 — United Illuminating has begun the latest phase of its tree care program to reduce the amount of vegetation that UI says threatens power lines during storms.

In the next two to three months, UI’s tree service contractor will increase the distance between vegetation and power lines by targeting trees and limbs on Bull Hill Lane, Morgan Lane, West Spring Street and Campbell Avenue, said city Tree Warden Leo Kelly, who reviewed and approved the project.

Kelly said the contractor, Asplundh Tree Expert LLC of East Windsor, will focus its work on UI’s “Utility Protection Zone,” which extends 15 feet above, 8 feet below and 10 feet to the side of power lines.

According to UI, the Orange utility will designate trees for pruning or removal if they pose a threat to power lines or risk falling into or encroaching on the Utility Protection Zone, causing damage to the electrical system or outages due to their height and growth pattern.

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