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In May, Tri-County EMC will begin herbicide application to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service. Overgrown trees and other vegetation within 20 feet of overhead power lines are trimmed year-round. Each site is trimmed every five years. Herbicide is applied to brush annually with each quadrant of the service area treated every four years. This year’s herbicide application will occur mostly in western Putnam County with small portions in Jones, Jasper, Morgan and Baldwin counties. The map below shows the general area where the maintenance will occur. For a full list of addresses that will be affected, click here and search for your address using the "find" tool. Only nonrestrictive, non-residual chemicals are used. Landscaped areas such as lawns, streams or ponds will not be sprayed.
Tri-County EMC will be working with NaturChem for the herbicide application. Please note their logo below so you will be able to recognize their trucks in your area. When planting trees this spring, always be sure to observe the 20 foot clearance on each side of a power line. It is important to keep trees, limbs and climbing plants away from power lines to prevent outages and power blinks.
Click here for more information on our right-of-way maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tri- County EMC at 1.866.254.8100.