The Trade-A-Tree program helps members remove trees from areas where they could pose a hazard to primary high voltage overhead power lines. The aim is to replace taller trees with shorter trees that will not grow up into the lines.
For each tree that is removed, United Electric will reimburse up to $50 of the cost of a replacement tree.
- The property owner must provide written authorization to remove the tree.
- United Electric will have the tree cut down to ground level and sprayed to prevent new growth. Stump removal is the property owner's responsibility. Any wood larger than 4" in diameter will be left onsite and belongs to the property owner.
- Property owner purchases & plants a new Class 1 tree. Replacement tree must meet program specifications for expected height at maturity.
- Bring receipt for tree to the UEC office and complete the request for reimbursement of up to $50 per tree. You may choose to have a check mailed or to receive a billing credit.
If you have questions, please call the office at (208) 679-2222.