Asplundh plans to begin tree pruning the week of March 6
Tree pruning near the PEPCO electrical power lines is scheduled to begin to improve clearance and remove tree branches near the lines that may interfere with planned system upgrades. The tree pruning work is scheduled to begin the week of March 6. The planned work area includes Guilford Drive, Guilford Road, the Trolley Trail along Rhode Island Avenue between Calvert Road and Riverdale Park, Amherst Road between Rhode Island Avenue and US Route 1, and Calvert Road from Rhode Island Avenue to Columbia Avenue.
Why are they doing this?
PEPCO is planning a construction project to upgrade a portion of its electrical system to improve reliability, which includes replacing cross-arms, insulators, and electrical line. Electrical system upgrades will occur after the tree pruning work is complete. During the planned system upgrade, including the tree pruning work, there will be work trucks on the trolley trail.