As a homeowner, you have the right and responsibility to take care of your landscape. Similarly, we must care for our power lines. When we have identified a tree that is a potential problem for lines, poles, or guy wires, we are prepared to take care of that problem.
You do have options to standard pruning, however, including hiring a contractor to prune to KUB’s clearance requirements. If a tree needs extensive pruning or you think you may be unhappy with its shape after pruning, you may also want to consider tree removal.
If you have questions, we would be happy to speak with you. Please call KUB Vegetation Management at 865-558-6658 immediately after receiving notice of KUB pruning work on your property so that we have time to discuss options with you before crews reach your area. If we do not hear from you, crews will proceed with standard pruning.
For examples of what some species of trees look like after pruning, see the Tree Pruning Examples appendix from the guide.