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Annual Tree-Trimming Begins Monday, August 12


How about that storm that passed through Wednesday night!? We didn’t have any power outages or limbs falling and breaking power lines - and we think a big part of that has to do with our annual tree-trimming program!

Starting Monday, August 12th and for the next several weeks, you’ll see professional tree trimming crews from Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC in Clayton's neighborhoods trimming branches and limbs around electric lines.

Our top goal at Clayton Public Power is to provide you safe, reliable, affordable power – and keep your lights on at all times! Tree limbs and branches that overhang power lines are the major cause of widespread power outages after wind, rain or ice storms.

The tree-trimming crews will be starting at Lombard Street and moving west toward O’Neil. They’ll hit the Liberty, Warren, McCullers, Kilgo, and City Road area – moving to Dodd, Whitaker, First, Lake, Gordon, Edgewater, the Starmount area, Barnes, and then they continue to work eastward toward Central near the post office and completing the Walden neighborhood.

The crews will work quickly and safely, following modern arbor standards that take regard for the health of the trees while balancing the needed clearance for these high voltage lines. And the crews WILL remove all debris.

If you have any questions about tree-trimming, call Clayton Public Power, your local, reliable, town-run Electric Department at 919-553-1530.

We’re sorry that we have to do this, but it’s part of making sure your electricity stays on. The Town of Clayton was designated a Tree City USA town for the 13th year in a row this year by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more about our tree trimming program and see the exact route for this year's trimming program at

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