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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 21, Issue 1 — January 1995

Engineering and Construction Alternatives to Line Clearance Tree Work    (View PDF)

John W. Goodfellow

Abstract: Electric utilities routinely prune trees to maintain clearance between branches and overhead electric conductors. Alternative methods of overhead and underground line construction can reduce the impact of electric utility lines on trees. The greatest opportunities for incorporating alternative utility designs into the urban forest come at the time of original construction or when changes are made to the existing utility infrastructure.


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