James Island, S.C. (WCBD) – As part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability, SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will begin pruning trees on James Island later this month. The company will host an informative drop-in workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Town of James Island Council Meeting Room located at 1122 Dills Bluff Road.
“Workshops like this are not only educational, but also a great opportunity for us to meet with our customers face-to-face,” said SCE&G Vice President of Electric Operations Bill Turner “Residents can stop by to review specific tree trimming plans for their neighborhood, and learn more about the critical role tree trimming plays in maintaining a safe, resilient and reliable electric system.”
Representatives from SCE&G and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, as well as the contractors performing the work, will be on hand to answer questions, discuss safety, reliability, proper pruning methods and more. To help residents better understand the scope of the work, oversized maps marking the streets where trimming is planned will also be on display.
The project — which will extend across more than 70 miles of overhead distribution lines throughout parts of the City of Charleston, the Town of James Island, the James Island Public Service District and other areas of Charleston County including some areas of Johns Island — is set to begin mid- to late- February and continue through 2019. Property owners will be notified by mail or email approximately two weeks prior to the start of trimming in their area.
The room will be set up in informational stations to allow interested residents the opportunity to drop in at their convenience anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Residents unable to attend the meeting can call 800-251-7234 with questions about tree trimming, or visit www.sceg.com/treetrimming to learn more.