With Springtime in full effect, we see an increase in fallen trees and branches which is one of the main causes of electric power outages. To decrease the likelihood of outages or downed power lines, Ameren Missouri trims trees and vegetation away from electric power lines on a 4–6-year cycle, depending on the nature of the work and number of customers per mile on each circuit. Only qualified line clearance tree contractors are allowed to work within 10 feet or higher voltage lines. Trees near the lower voltage electric power line that runs from the main power line to a home, known as a service drop, are the property owner's responsibility.
If you are concerned about trees or Ameren's service within our community, please contact them at AmerenMissouritreetrimming@ameren.com or 1-800-552-7583. You can also go to AmerenMissouri.com/Reliability for additional tree trimming information.