FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rafael Rivera, 760-839-4802

SDG&E prunes and removes incompatible trees near electric conductors for public safety, compliance with state law, and to provide reliable electric service. Beginning July 28, 2014,  nineteen Mexican Fan Palms located along the east side of South Citrus Avenue, between Bear Valley Parkway and Reed Road, as well as 14 located in the vicinity of Aster Street and Crofton Lane, will be removed because they have become tall enough to cause a safety issue for the electric conductors in the immediate area. Debris, such as seed pods and dead fronds, etc., naturally release from the top part of these trees throughout the year. During storms and wind events, this debris can easily be blown loose from the tree and carried by the winds into the electric conductors and equipment, or, even worse, the whole tree could fall into the conductors. SDG&E prunes these trees regularly but their threat to public safety cannot be fully mitigated unless they are completely removed.

 

SDG&E will provide replacement trees to the city.

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