A sound vegetation management program is essential to ensure our members with reliable energy solutions. As Cooperative members and owners, you can help us maximize the use of your money and improve your electric service by participating in our “Swap a Tree” program. The “Swap a Tree” program has been enhanced to allow members an additional option to trimming your trees. If you allow the Cooperative to remove a lawn tree that is interfering with primary lines and has had to be periodically trimmed by the Cooperative, you are eligible to receive one of the following two options:
- SouthEastern will cut the tree down, cut it up into firewood-length pieces, chip the small brush and plant a new tree of your choice such as oak, maple, tulip poplar, willow, pear and gum (additional species are also available) in a location that is at least 40 feet from the primary line.
- SouthEastern will cut the tree down, cut it up into firewood-length pieces, chip the small brush and allow members a $2.00 per inch in diameter cash credit for lawn tree stump removal and provide a $75 per lawn tree cash credit.
If you are interested in participating in this program which will increase the reliability of electric service to yourself and your neighbors while helping to preserve our environment, please contact Jeff Crisp, Right-Of-Way, Fleet & Facilities Manager at 800-833-2611 ext. 165.