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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

Rather than crank up your heat in the winter, keep your thermostat at a moderate level and bundle up. (Who doesn't love fuzzy slippers?)

Gas Meter Safety

Keep your natural gas meter dry and clear of snow and ice at all times to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup.

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