Village of Tinley Park, Illinois
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ComEd to Maintain Vegetation in Transmission Line Corridors

April 28, 2020
The utility will work with its contractors to perform tree pruning and vegetation management work this spring and summer.

To ensure public safety and the reliability of electrical service, ComEd will be performing vegetation management activities along a designated transmission corridor from May through July, according to the Village of Tinley Park, Illinois. The Tinley Park transmission corridors are composed of large steel poles or tower structures that are used to transport large volumes of electricity.

Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd perform all tree pruning and vegetation management work along these corridors, and supervisors and general foreman maintain close contact with crews to ensure safety and adherence to proper vegetation maintenance procedures.

Trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 10 ft may be approved by ComEd for planting near power lines. Trees that grow greater than 15 ft (for example maple, elm and blue spruce) should never be planted under or near power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue.

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