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Los Alamos County New Mexico - White Rock Trees to be Trimmed 29 September 2022 ( news )
Los Alamos County , state New Mexico ( By Press Release office)
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Tree trimming coordinated by the Department of Public Utilities ( DPU ) is set to start up again on Monday . Residents in White Rock may see Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services professionals mitigating hazards and power
outages by trimming tree branches growing around power lines .
Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services is under contract with the Electric Distribution Division of the DPU . Department staff are responsible for identifying branches that need attention and will attempt to give residents advance notic......e via informational door hangers if tree trimmers need to enter their yards . Trees are trimmed only if they are in the right - of - way or on utility easements for power lines . While DPU’s list of hazard branches covers the whole county , While Rock locations are the current priority and other areas will be addressed in the future .
The tree trimming effort reduces the number and scope of power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines . This initiative , coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program , supports DPU’s Electric Reliability Plan .
It is important to note that not all lines above houses in Los Alamos and White Rock are electric power lines . The tree trimming effort focuses only on branches growing into power lines , not other types of cables that may be strung between poles .
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