Power lines that run down the city and neighborhood streets are called distribution lines. Tree limbs that come in contact with power lines are a major cause of electrical outages, and limbs that touch electric power lines can become energized or even break and fall, 把线拉下来. 减少树接触引起的中断, 手机买球的app按照计划的周期修剪电线上的树木. Keeping power lines clear of limbs and brush also provides easier access to our lines, which means quicker restoration of power during storms or other times of trouble. When pruning trees, we complete the entire line and do not schedule individual pruning requests.
Georgia Power prunes trees to industry standards that were developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These methods involve pruning lateral branches and directional trimming to remove limbs at strong branches or at the tree trunk. 通过适当的削减, we do not interfere with the tree's natural defense mechanisms that protect it from decay. 这种修剪方法也可以去除树枝的自然脱落点, 这样可以减少re-growth.
A major factor in restoring power quickly during emergency situations is clear access to our rights-of-way. We keep weeds and brush below a height that would hamper visibility or hinder access along the right-of-way. Maintenance involves selectively applying commonly used herbicides to non-desirable species on the right-of-way, 为草和其他草本植物的生长让路. We use only non-restricted use products approved by the EPA and applied under the direction of licensed herbicide applicators. Our integrated vegetation management approach helps to promote and establish a stable, 多样化的, 道路右侧的低矮植物群落, which reduces the potential for soil erosion and is also extremely beneficial for wildlife.
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