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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 18, Issue 2 — March 1992

Utility and Municipal Competition for Space in the Urban Environment    (View PDF)

John A. Bieller

Abstract: Utilities must trim trees in order to furnish reliable electric service and minimize the danger to their customers. In a perfect situation, this would include removing all trees near utility lines and replacing them with compatible tree species. Union Electric has established a corporate program, UE Greenleaf, to offer alternatives to communities that express interest in removal and replacement programs or other reforestation projects.


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