The UC has contracted with Asplundh Tree Experts to clear our electrical lines of vegetation. Line clearing helps prevent outages. Our preventative maintenance program clears branches and limbs that can cause safety issues and power outages. Our method of directional pruning protects the health of your trees while helping them to grow away from power lines. UCNSB follows the International Society of Arboriculture and American National Standard Institutes directional pruning guidelines. You should never attempt to trim any vegetation growing near or on overhead powerlines. Only trained line-clearing professionals should work around power lines. Please help us work safely in public areas, right-of-ways, and easements by unlocking gates, moving vehicles, securing pets, and authorizing removals, if necessary.