Duke Energy Tree Maintenance

Crews contracted by Duke Energy will be performing maintenance tree work along electric lines located in and around Largo and the following roadways will be affected, in addition to many neighborhood streets:

Ulmerton Road
Wild Acres Road
Seminole Blvd.
Clearwater Largo Road
16th Ave. SE
West Bay Drive

The tree crews will be cleaning up all debris associated with the maintenance activities. However, Duke Energy is reminding residents that debris resulting from storm damage or other events unrelated to the maintenance activities is the responsibility of the homeowners. Part of the pruning activity will occur on lateral lines, some of which will require climbing in rear lot areas.

Trees are a leading cause of power outages. Duke Energy’s progressive tree care practices help minimize outages during storms. Duke Energy Florida has been recognized for its tree care practices with the distinctive Tree Line USA designation from The National Arbor Day Foundation for 13 consecutive years. We work to balance the need for reliable electric power with sensitivity for the environment and tree health.  Tree crews use a technique known as directional pruning, which is endorsed by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the International Society of Arboriculture. Qualified employees are supervised by certified arborists.

To learn more about Duke Energy’s tree care practices or to contact Duke Energy, please visit their website at www.duke-energy.com/trees.