Tree Trimming and Planting

Alcoa Electric Department maintains over 1,000 miles of power lines to serve our customers. This task is hindered by the rapid growth of trees that can interfere with the flow of electricity or prevent access to the lines. When either occurs, the quality of service to you and other customers suffers. That is why Alcoa Electric must keep rights-of-way clear of obstructions.

If Your Trees Interfere With Power Lines 

The power lines that provide electricity to your facilities are not insulated. When trees or other obstructions become entangled in these lines, they can cause outages and become safety hazards. If you notice tree limbs touching these lines, contact Alcoa Electric Department at 865-380-4890 or complete our Online Request Form. Our tree trimming personnel will investigate the site and remove tree limbs quickly or schedule the work for tree trimming crews. 

NOTE: Due to the high number of requests for this service, please allow several days for action on your request.  

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