SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:
Distribution Line Tree Trimming:
Arsenal Hill Neighborhood
Community Improvement Cooperative Council
Downtown Neighborhood Association
Eva P. Trezevant Neighborhood
Granby Hill Alliance
Historic Waverly Neighborhood Association
Martin Luther King Neighborhood
Olympia Residents Coalition
Robert Mills Historic Association
University of South Carolina
Vista Neighborhood Association
We are Olympia
Whaley Street Neighborhood
Forest Hills Neighborhood
Heathwood West Neighborhood
Heathwood Park Neighborhood
Historic Heathwood Neighborhood
Historic Trenholm Buchanan Neighborhood Association
Tanglewood Neighborhood Association
Old Shandon Neighborhood
These are updated each week!
Citizens with specific questions or concerns should contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860 or SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234 to meet and discuss in advance of the work being completed.
The trimming will be completed by SCE&G contractors and work will be closely monitored by the City’s Certified Arborists from the Forestry and Beautification Division.
The purpose of the trimming activities is to increase safety and reliability of the electric service. SCE&G reports an 89% improvement in reliability in vegetation related outages in areas where trimming is completed compared to a year ago. The trimming guidelines include removing vegetation within 8-12 feet below and beside the power lines and up to 20 feet above the power lines.
SCE&G and their contractors trim in accordance with International Society of Arboriculture guidelines, using ANSI A300 pruning methods leaving good cuts that will generate new growth.
SCE&G’s re-conductor work includes pole replacements and new wire in select locations. The goal of re-conductor work is to improve reliability.
For more information about SCE&G’s tree trimming efforts, including helpful tips and suggestions regarding the planting of trees and other vegetation, visit our website.
You can also contact SCE&G’s 24 hour Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-251-7234 or email us.