CEMC's Vegetation Management crews rotate across a five-county system maintaining over 8,000 miles of lines.  We strive to execute a complete maintenance rotation every five years. National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations require electric utilities to clear vegetation from power lines as a safety measure for our crews and our members.
We Maintain the Right-of-Way by
+ Tree Trimming
+ Tree Removal
+ Herbicide Management
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Why does CEMC have to clear 20 feet on both sides of its right of way?
+ Can members prune their own trees?
+ Does CEMC clean up after trimming trees in the right of way?
+ Does CEMC clean up trees after a storm?
+ How will members be notified of vegetation management in their area?
+ Can CEMC legally trim trees?
+ Does CEMC manage vegetation near un-energized structures?
+ Do you have any location recommendations for planting trees?
Trees planted today are an investment in the future. With a little research and a simple layout, you can produce a landscape that will cool your home in summer and tame the winter winds. This CHART should help you properly plant your tree to avoid collisions with power lines.

Contact Us
Michael Blackwell
Manager of District Operations &
800-987-2362 (ext. 1116)
Jimmy Luffman
Supervisor of Right-of-Way
Ashland City, Clarksville, Dover
800-987-2362 (ext. 6610)
Chad Dunning
Right-of-Way Assistant
Portland, Springfield, Gallatin, White House
800-987-2362 (ext. 7711)