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Vegetation Management FAQ

Below you'll find answers to commonly asked questions around vegetation management.

I was notified of upcoming tree work; what will happen? I was notified of upcoming tree work; what will happen?
How do trees cause outages? How do trees cause outages?
Why do you have to prune or remove my trees? Why do you have to prune or remove my trees?
Who gave you permission to access my property to prune my trees? Who gave you permission to access my property to prune my trees?
Can I prune my tree myself? Can I prune my tree myself?
Can you top or prune the whole tree to give it a more symmetrical shape? Can you top or prune the whole tree to give it a more symmetrical shape?
Are Xcel Energy contractors trained? Are Xcel Energy contractors trained?
Does Xcel Energy use herbicide? Does Xcel Energy use herbicide?
Will Xcel Energy haul away the brush and wood that was cut? Will Xcel Energy haul away the brush and wood that was cut?
What happens to the wood and brush from your tree work? What happens to the wood and brush from your tree work?
Why not bury the power lines? Why not bury the power lines?

Energy Saving Tip

Create your own shade by planting a tree in a strategic location in your yard to block sunlight from pouring into your windows. It doesn't get much more green than a tree!

Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it's the law.

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