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The City of Statesville Electric Utilities maintains a tree trimming crew that removes and trims trees and limbs that are a danger or potential danger to our electric system. Our crews are on a yearly cycle to trim all primary lines. Our goal is to trim all trees in the way or posing a potential danger to our electrical system within 9-12 months of the previous trimming. Our crews do not maintain trees on secondary lines, (service lines to houses, buildings, etc), but we are more than happy to come out and disconnect secondary lines for privately hired tree trimming crews to remove of trees in homeowner's yard. Simply call (704) 878-3419. Please give 24-48 hours notice.

The Right Tree in the Right Place is a factor you need to consider when planting trees and shrubs. Please take these points into consideration before planting:

A proper landscape plan takes each tree into consideration:

1. Height. Will the tree bump into anything when it is fully grown? (sizing guide)
2. Canopy spread. How wide will the tree grow?
3. Is the tree deciduous or evergreen? (Will it lose its leaves in the winter?)
4. Form or shape. A columnar tree will grow in less space. Round and V-Shaped species provide the most shade. (shape guide)
5. Growth rate. How long will it take for your tree to reach its full height? Slow growing species typically live longer than fast growing species.
6. Soil, sun, and moisture requirements.
7. Fruit. No one wants messy droppings on busy sidewalks.
8. Hardiness zone indicates the temperature extremes in which a tree can be expected to grow. For the purposes of this quiz hardiness zone considerations have been disregarded. Check with your community's tree board or forestry department or a local county cooperative extension agent for a list of trees suitable for planting in your specific hardiness zone. ( hardiness zones lookup.)

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For more information about the City of Stateville's Tree Trimming program, email Shawn Cox - Utility Arborist