PECO spends bigs to prevent trees from causing power outages

    Got a lot of trees in your area? You might also have a lot of power outages. PECO is hoping to help you out by dropping $2.2 million in tree pruning and removal in parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

    Suburban development has replaced open fields with fast-growing trees, which can interfere with power lines, as the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

    Between July and September, the energy company plans to do some tree maintenance in Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, East Oak Lane, Germantown, Roxborough, Manayunk, Wynnefield, Lower Merion and Narberth.

    In total, PECO will spend about $33 million this year on “vegetation management.”

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