Duke Energy’s sub-contractor is removing trees within 50’ of the main transmission lines.  They will be working by the township offices on the north side of Locust Corner Road this week and in the Pierce Township Cemetery next week.  Unfortunately, many mature trees will be removed per their mandate to insure continuity of service.  They will chip the brush and the trunks will be left at 4’ height for our Service Department to pull out next spring.  We have worked with them to minimize the removals and will be given time to relocate a few smaller trees.  The work to be done is permitted in accordance with their specifications which can be found at www.duke-energy.com/safety/right-of-way-management.asp