How can the public help to reduce the frequency of outages?

First, understand that Umatilla Electric Cooperative trims trees as a service to our customers as an integral part of our goal to provide you with safe, reliable electric service. Second, try to keep an open mind when our line clearance crews explain why trimming is occurring. Finally, by allowing our contractor to use the proper trimming techniques, your trees remain healthy, and the re-growth from the tree will tend to interfere less with power lines.