Quick Pic: Tree Work on West King
Multiple Asplundh trucks were operating on West King Street last week.
The photo above was snapped Feb. 7 on West King Street in Malvern Borough. Crews in multiple Asplundh apparatus were trimming trees near utility wires.
The work is likely connected to PECO's recent announcement that it would be spending $3 million on preventative pruning in Chester County:
PECO is investing about $3 million in preventative tree pruning along 405 miles of aerial electric lines in Chester County to improve electric service reliability for more than 45,000 customers. Work will begin in early January and continue through May. Preventative pruning around aerial power lines is vital to providing reliable electric service since vegetation causes about one-third of all electric outages. [...]
“Our goal is to reduce the frequency of tree-related outages and keep the lights on for our customers,” said Alex Brown, manager of Vegetation Management. “Preventative maintenance programs like tree pruning and other vegetation management play key roles in providing the safe and reliable electric service our customers expect.”