Tree & Vegetation Management

Tree & Vegetation Management Resources

Approved Tree List

Approved Tree List

Tree Replacements

Tree Replacements

No Grow Zone

No Grow Zone

Right Tree Right Place

Right Tree Right Place

Tree Wise

Tree Wise

Creating harmony between the environment and the electric grid

Keeping trees and plants away from electrical transformers is critical in order to allow line workers safe access to equipment during an outage. If you have questions about tree pruning or tree replacement in zones close to power lines, MTE has trained professionals to help you called Vegetation Management Specialists. They are certified arborists familiar with a wide variety of tree species and proper pruning practices and coordinate actual tree-pruning efforts performed by contractors hired throughout the MTE service area.  Most importantly, they're here to serve members with information and explanations about our vegetation management program. To contact them, call (877) 414-7685, e-mail VegetationManagement@mtemc.com, or contact using the form.

Our tree and vegetation team works with members, the environment, and the needs of our electric system to create a balanced and proactive approach to rights-of-way maintenance. We've compiled some of the most frequent questions related to our tree and vegetation management practices.

Our tree and vegetation team works with members, the environment, and the needs of our electric system to create a balanced and proactive approach to rights-of-way maintenance. We've compiled some of the most frequent questions related to our tree and vegetation management practices.

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MTE's tree and vegetation team use a variety of options to maintain, preserve, and improve the rights-of-way (ROW) in our service territory. One of the tools they use is Tree Growth Regulators (TGR). To help keep our members informed about our ROW management, we've put together a list of frequently asked questions.

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MTE's tree and vegetation team do use herbicide as a tool to help maintain the rights-of-way (ROW). By using it on selective woody-stemmed plants, it encourages healthy vegetation growth in the ROW while proactively reducing outage opportunities. We've put together information for our members regarding how and what we use herbicides to provide affordable and reliable electricity.

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Trees Help Conserve Energy

Planting the right trees in the right places can conserve energy and reduce energy bills while helping fight climate change. See how properly placed trees save energy by providing summer shade, winter warmth, and winter windbreaks.

Accredited by Treeline USA

MTE's vegetation management program is accredited by the Arbor Day Foundation's Treeline USA Program. For the past several years, our team has demonstrated the five core standards to protect and enhance the environment.

  1. Quality Tree Care
  2. Annual Worker Training
  3. Tree Planting and Public Education
  4. Tree-Based Energy Conservation Program
  5. Participate in Arbor Day Celebrations