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Tree Trimming & ROW

There are many ways Corn Belt Energy provides you with safe, reliable electric service. One of the most common – and crucial – ways, is referred to as right-of-way clearing (or vegetation management).  A right-of-way (ROW) refers to a strip of land underneath or around power lines that your electric cooperative has the right and responsibility to maintain and clear. Trees must grow at a distance far enough from conductors where they will not cause harm to individuals or disruption to electrical service. Specifications can vary, but a general guideline of maintaining a safe distribution ROW is a minimum of 15 feet of clearance on either side of the primary conductors.  Also, maintaining a cleared right-of-way helps with pole inspections and better visibility of rotten or broken poles that could have otherwise gone undetected.