Duke to trim trees in Oakland

Drivers and pedestrians are asked to watch for crews as they trim and clean up debris during the first three months of the new year.

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Duke Energy crews will be pruning trees along electric lines located in the town of Oakland through the first quarter of 2023. Typically, crews start at the substation and work their way out and down the line. The tree crews will be cleaning up all debris associated with the maintenance activities.

As a reminder, debris resulting from storm damage or other events unrelated to Duke maintenance activities is the responsibility of the homeowners. Part of the pruning activity will occur on lateral lines, some of which will require climbing in rear lot areas.

Trees are a leading cause of power outages, and Duke Energy officials say the company’s progressive tree care practices help minimize outages during storms. Duke Energy Florida has been recognized for its tree care practices with the distinctive Tree Line USA designation from The National Arbor Day Foundation for 16 consecutive years.

Duke endorses sensitivity for the environment and tree health while at the same time working to provide reliable electric service. Tree crews use a technique known as directional pruning, which is endorsed by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the International Society of Arboriculture.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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