MONTVILLE, NJ – JCP&L announced it will be trimming trees around the township starting this month in order to provide safe and reliable electric service to customers.

Maintaining electrical lines requires, among other things, the routine trimming and removal of vegetation on a cyclical basis, determined by JCP&L in accordance with applicable regulations, in order to avoid or reduce service interruptions. Experience has shown that regular, diligent and professional vegetation management practices assist in reducing the number of service problems and outages that our customers experience.

According to Montville Township, beginning on or about Jan. 1, 2019, JCP&L contractors will be performing line clearance tree trimming. This work will include the routine trimming of limbs to provide four years of clearance from electric wires, selective removal of limbs overhanging the electric conductors and removal of hazardous trees that pose an imminent risk to electric facilities. All tree removals are performed in accordance with JCP&L’s easement rights or otherwise with the written consent of the property owner.  

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JCP&L contractors are qualified line clearance tree workers trained in proper pruning techniques developed by the National Arborists Association. Contracted tree crews will be following a pruning technique that is often referred to as directional or lateral pruning.

The streets listed below are scheduled to receive sub transmission tree trimming:

  • Chapin Road
  • Chase Run
  • Church Lane
  • Millers Lane
  • Old Changebridge Road
  • River Road
  • Schneider Lane
  • Springbrook Road East

To read more about the “townhall meeting” JCP&L had with the township committee last May, click: JCP&L answers questions.

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