Tree Trimming 

We know how important it is to have continuous power to make your life run smoothly. That's why tree trimming is so important. Since the program began, tree-related outages have dropped significantly.

Trimming Guidelines  

The goal of our certified arborists is to keep trees healthy while directing growth away from power lines. We work to control tree growth along every circuit on our system every three to four years.


Communications Process

We will make every attempt to keep you informed throughout the process and before any tree work begins.


Removals & Replacements

Trees growing directly under or close to power lines can be difficult to trim. In some cases, it is best to remove the tree and plant a replacement.


Planting Guidelines

Pick the right tree for the right place, and avoid trimming in the future.



NES is certified by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA utility for its quality tree care, annual worker training and public education program. NES also partners with the Metro Tree Advisory Committee, the Nashville Tree Foundation, and the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.


For more information, review our list of common questions or call our tree trimming hotline at 615-695-7400 (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).