How We Trim

MYTH: We trim trees on a 3 to 5 year cycle. After a certain number of years pass, we come in and trim trees again in the same area.

Fact: We trim trees based on continuous and ongoing monitoring of right-of-way conditions and reliability data. Faster growing trees require more frequent maintenance. Other trees may fall into a particular area of concern and need significant work to prevent ongoing problems.

If you have a tree problem in your area, report it online or call Customer Service at 1-877-373-4858.

What is our tree trimming process

  • Marks may be placed on the trunk of trees to indicate planned maintenance.
  • The AEP Texas representative will make reasonable attempts to talk with the property owners in person. If no one is home, they will leave a door hanger with contact information. Property owners should use the number provided to get more information on the work planned.
  • Several weeks later, crews will arrive to perform the work. All workers are trained according to OSHA, ANSI and ISA standards.

AEP Texas' goal is to maximize public safety and optimize service reliability.

What is the property owner's responsibility?

The line that runs from our utility pole to your house is called the service drop. Trees that interfere with the service drop are the responsibility of the property owner. If you wish to trim trees in this area, please contact us at least two working days in advance. For a nominal fee, a crew will be sent to disconnect service so that trimming can be done safely.

One way to protect your trees and to promote reliable service is to plant the right tree in the right place.

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AEP Texas uses Flurry Analytics Service (provided by Yahoo) in order to improve its mobile apps. Flurry’s privacy policy governs the use of this information.

Also, AEP Texas reserves the right to share any aggregated information (i.e., non-personally identifiable information) with any third parties for any reason, unless prohibited by law.

We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose the information we gather about you or your account to any third party, except as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Security

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Changes to This Policy

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This policy was last revised on December 13, 2017.

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