Tree Trimming

Never attempt to trim a tree close to or touching a power line.

We routinely inspect for trees that interfere with power lines and trim them on a planned schedule.

  • Debris and brush from scheduled work will be removed by TNMP.
    • Wood will be left on site, cut to firewood size and stacked.
  • If we need to trim a tree in your yard, we'll attempt to contact you before doing any work.

During a power outage caused by a storm, it may be necessary for us to remove trees or limbs that have fallen on power lines.

  • In order to quickly restore service, debris from storm damage will not be removed by TNMP and will need to be discarded by the tenant.

Access to your property

TNMP employees and contractors may need to access your property to trim trees or perform other work to repair or prevent power outages.

We will attempt to contact you before entering your property, but it may be necessary - particularly during an outage or an emergency - to begin work on your property before alerting you.

Section 5.4.8 of TNMP's retail delivery service tariff, which is approved by the state Public Utility Commission, provides further details. Download TNMP's tariffs.

What you can do

  • Prune trees on your property long before they grow enough to get near power lines.
    • If they are near power lines, don't trim them yourself - call us.
  • If you want to trim or remove a tree that is close to or interfering with service wires (the electric wires that go from the pole to your house), call us at 888-866-7456 at least 24 hours in advance.
    • We will, at no charge, temporarily disconnect your service.

Wood chips

TNMP offers free wood chips to our customers. Call us to request some.

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