而树木和其他植被是清洁的重要组成部分, 安全健康的社区, they also can grow to interfere with our power lines and electrical equipment, 造成停电和火灾隐患.
Trees that have been planted near power poles can grow so high that that limbs can interfere with power lines and other equipment. During summer monsoons, strong winds and heavy rain can break off branches or topple entire trees. 这些碎片会损坏电线和电线杆, 造成代价高昂的中断，可能影响成千上万的客户.
倒下的电线可能仍然通电, 哪些会给家庭带来安全隐患, 道路及行人. 如果你看到倒下的电线，请远离它并拨打911.
电流总是在寻找到达地面的途径, 植被可以提供一个方便的路径. This can result in low voltage to your home or an entire electrical circuit serving hundreds or thousands of customers. 低电压 can damage appliances and other sensitive electronics in your home or business.
UniSource works with Asplundh Tree Expert Company year-round to identify trees and vegetation growth that might interfere with our overhead lines and ground equipment. 点击 在这里 to learn more about how UniSource determines w在这里 to trim vegetation: 为可靠服务扫清道路
Line clearance crews clear vegetation from public property and rights-of-way once every three years. 在某些情况下可能需要更频繁的修剪. Crews also prune vegetation growing on private property away from overhead distribution lines once every three years at no cost to the property owner. A property owner may be billed if tree trimming crews are required to return within three years for additional work.
Be aware that crews may need to enter private property to complete this work. 客户可以通过安全背心和身份标签识别工人. 计划修剪, UniSource make a good-faith effort to notify nearby residents in advance of the work, 尽管在更紧急的情况下可能不是这样.
Asplundh Tree Expert Company's experienced crews strive to prune only when absolutely necessary.
They use a technique called "directional" or "lateral" pruning, which is approved by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Arbor Day Foundation and other arbor organizations. This technique removes only limbs that have the potential to grow into and interfere with electrical equipment. While this method of pruning is best for the tree, it may result in an asymmetrical appearance. 点击 在这里 to learn more about how UniSource prunes trees that interfere with overhead lines.
UniSource不会“绕过”分支或使用“顶部”技术, which can cause faster-growing sprouts that interfere with electrical equipment. 这种技术也会削弱树. When trees are planted directly beneath power lines, branches must be cut back. Our pruning methods help direct the tree's canopy to grow away from overhead equipment. 替代修剪或砍伐树木, 包括在地下运行线路或改变输电线的路线, 是否可按客户要求并由客户承担费用.
Who should I contact if I see trees and vegetation overgrowth near UniSource power lines or other electrical equipment?
Contact UniSource at 877-837-4968 for vegetation management questions or concerns.
不，顾客应该 从来没有 尝试清除带电电线或设备附近的植被. Customers who wish to trim vegetation on their property that may be near our lines should first call UniSource Customer Care at 877-837-4968 to request that service temporarily be suspended so that you can complete this work safely. T在这里 is no cost for the temporary suspension of electric service and the reconnection.
Will Unisource clear vegetation on my property from the power line that connects to my property?
No. Customers are responsible for clearing vegetation from electric service lines that connect their home or business to our local distribution lines.
Customers can help us maintain reliable service by making sure they plant the right tree in the right place at their home or business. 种树前, know how tall and wide your tree may become when fully mature so that you can leave a safe distance between the tree and our electrical equipment and other structures it might meet. Also consider whether the root system might interfere with your home’s foundation or walkways over time. 为了避免任何问题, vegetation should be kept at least 15 feet away from overhead electrical equipment.
是的, some of our tree clippings are donated to nonprofits to help reduce the amount of green waste that goes to the landfill.
在圣克鲁斯县, some of our shredded and chipped green waste is used by the Sunflower Campground near Tubac. The campground uses the mulch as dust control on its roads and around trees and shrubs to nourish them, 减少水分蒸发和使用，保护植物不受热.
在莫哈维县, 我们的剪枝是由Dig It Kingman社区花园使用的, 哪种堆肥能将它们转化为控制杂草的可用材料, 保持水分，并为他们的苗床增加营养.
Organizations in our service areas that are interested in receiving our green waste for useful purposes are invited to contact us at 877-837-4968.
树木不仅美化了我们的社区, 同时也为鸟类和野生动物提供栖息地, remove carbon dioxide for cleaner air and provide shade to reduce energy usage and costs. UniSource promotes the planting of trees by offering rebates to our customers who purchase and plant eligible desert-adapted shade trees on their property. 点击这里了解更多关于我们的 给你的树 程序.
Picking up a shovel before you pick up the phone can lead to unnecessary injuries, property damage and damaged underground electrical equipment that can cause power outages.
在你挖一个洞种一棵新树之前, 至少拨打亚利桑那811 1-800- stakes - it (1-800-782-5348) 挖坑前两个工作日 这样地下线路就能被标记出来. 这是免费服务，也是法律规定的. 优源将免费定位我们公司拥有的服务线路.