Utility and Municipal Competition for Space in the Urban Environment
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.