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SRP to remove, replace trees

In an effort to expand the shade-tree canopy and promote a more sustainable community, SRP has partnered with the city of Phoenix to remove 400 trees around the city that are encroaching on power lines and replace them with up to 1,200 trees in parks, schools and public areas.

The trees that will be removed through the Right Tree/Right Place program have been identified as encroaching on power lines, which could cause safety and reliability issues for SRP and local neighborhoods.

Each year, SRP Vegetation Management crews trim or remove thousands of trees growing directly under SRP’s distribution and transmission lines that pose risks to electric service reliability and public safety. The Right Tree/Right Place program will reduce this need by removing those trees from dangerous areas and either replant them in place with appropriate power-line friendly trees or, when that is not possible, plant replacement trees at city parks, schools or neighborhoods located near removal areas.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 602-262-6862.

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