First of Two L&P Tree Trimming Projects Beginning March 15
[Last Updated: 1/3/2012 3:48:39 PM]

For Immediate Release                                                                     


Contact:  Jim Cooper, Key Accounts & Marketing Mgr., Traverse City Light & Power

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First of Two L&P Tree Trimming Projects Beginning March 15


(Traverse City, Michigan) — Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) will commence the first of two tree-trimming projects in selected parts of the city beginning March 15th in order to avoid potential power interruption problems when tree limbs come in contact with electrical lines. According to Jim Cooper, Key Accounts and Marketing Manager of L&P, tree trimming will be divided among different sections.

  • Beginning March 15, trees will be trimmed in an area north of Sixth Street and west of Wadsworth Street (Map Area 1).
  • Beginning March 22nd, trees will be trimmed in an area east of Wadsworth and north of Tenth Street on the west side of Boardman Lake, as well as north and east of Boardman Lake (Map Areas 2 & 3).

            Cooper said additional trimming may also be conducted close-by to these areas, depending on the electric line route.           

Residents can expect to see bucket trucks, ropes and rigging in the areas where

tree trimming is taking place. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of April. 

According to Ed Rice, Executive Director of L&P, the utility will notify residents in the tree-trimming sections with a door tag, prior to beginning work.

Rice said L&P trims different sections of its service area each year. While residents could witness trees being trimmed in parts of the city other than those designated for trimming, these are usually in response to customer requests and not related to the formal trimming schedule. Established arboreal trimming practices and standards will be followed. A map and  information about the selected trimming areas can be found on Light and Power’s web site, 

            Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community- focused municipal utility that offers reliable

energy at low rates in the region to over 10,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and

Paradise townships.


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