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Tree Trimming 

Our tree trimming program is key to preventing power outages and providing the most reliable service possible. NES crews work to control tree growth along every circuit on our system every three to four years. By trimming in this manner, tree-related outages on the NES system are reduced significantly.

Keeping You Informed  

We will make every attempt to keep you informed throughout the process. You should receive a notice in the mail and a recorded voicemail message before any trimming begins. Work planners will attempt to meet with you personally to explain the work that needs to be done and to discuss your concerns.

Feel free to call our tree trimming hotline, 615-695-7400, if you have questions or need more information.

Tree Line USA Certified

The Arbor Day Foundation has certified NES as a Tree Line USA utility for meeting three requirements: a program of quality tree care, annual worker training in quality tree care practices, and a tree planting and public education program.

NES partners with the Metro Tree Advisory Committee, the Nashville Tree Foundation, and the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

According to the Municipal Electric Plant Law of 1935 and the Metro Charter, Appendix III, Article 42, NES has the right to cut trees or bushes so as not to interfere with our electric service.  We follow the International Society of Arboriculture tree trimming standards, which may not necessarily be in the manner preferable to the customer.