Please use the form below to alert us of a tree you believe may be growing too close to one of our power lines. Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) will examine the situation and, if the problem cannot wait for the next scheduled trimming, we will schedule it for prompt maintenance.
Caution: For your safety, please do not work on trees near power lines.
UEC only trims trees that are growing too close to cooperative lines — the lines that run from pole to pole. The company does not trim trees that are threatening to interfere with your service drop (the line that runs from our pole to your house). The service drop is the responsibility of the property owner. With notice, we will send a line crew to disconnect this service line for safety. Please contact us at least two working days in advance to have this work performed.
Trees interfering with electric utility lines are pruned or removed around the UEC system — neighborhood by neighborhood — on a rotating schedule. UEC attempts to maintain trees according to the most up-to-date tree care standards as set forth by the Tree Care Industry Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, and does not charge customers when performing this maintenance. Our focus is to trim trees for improved reliability and safety. Faster growing species may require removal or more clearance from the electric line than slower growing species.