Helicopters Hovering Over Shore Towns Just Trimming Vegetation

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BURLINGTON COUNTY-Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors will trim trees in more than 50 municipalities in September as part of its $34 million vegetation management program for 2017.  The work is done to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment which promotes enhanced service reliability by helping to protect against tree-related outages.

Year-to-date, more than 2,500 circuit miles of tree trimming have been completed, with an additional 1,100 miles expected to be completed by year-end.

JCP&L’s tree trimming program is conducted by certified forestry experts under the company’s direction.  The work will take place in the following counties and municipalities:

  • Monmouth County – Hazlet TownshipHolmdel TownshipManalapan TownshipMatawan BoroughMiddletown TownshipNeptune TownshipOcean TownshipTinton Falls BoroughUnion Beach Boroughand Borough of West Long Branch
  • Ocean County – Brick TownshipLakewood Township, Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River Township

As part of the notification process, JCP&L works with municipalities to inform them of vegetation management schedules.  In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way are notified prior to work being performed.  To further decrease tree-related outages, JCP&L’s foresters also are working to educate residents who live near company equipment about the importance of properly maintaining the trees on their own property.


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