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Tree Trimming 

NES crews work to control tree growth in order to prevent power outages and to ensure the safety of our customers and crews working in the field. Since an accelerated program began in 2002, the number of tree-related outages has declined 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. If a work planner cannot reach you, a door hanger will be left at your home explaining what trimming or removals will occur. 

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.