When trees grow into or near power lines, they can cause power interruptions to you and your neighborhood. FPL’s strategy to maintain power lines free of tree growth is based on a consistent, planned trimming cycle. Trimming the entire length of a power line on a regular basis – instead of trimming individual locations – ensures the integrity of the power line. If a tree condition needs attention outside of regular maintenance, FPL will let you know by leaving an inspection notice card with a scheduled work date.
Once a line is selected for maintenance as part of the scheduled program:
While only specially trained line-clearing professionals should work around power lines, you can always do your part in making sure that trees and other vegetation do not become an issue by:
When our line-clearing contractors are trimming trees in your area, you may be eligible for free mulch.
Once FPL’s line-clearing professionals have completed work in your area, they will use a wood chipper to grind the tree limbs and branches into mulch. This type of mulch is different from store-bought mulch, which is treated and made from one kind of tree. The quality and consistency of this mulch varies considerably, depending on the types of trees and leaves removed during the tree work.
FPL does not recommend this mulch for aesthetic use in formal landscape beds, but rather for use around trees and other plants to:
Orders for mulch are filled based on a minimum of one truckload. This is equal to 14 cubic yards of mulch, which is approximately 130 bags from a retail store or 25 wheelbarrow loads.
To order free mulch, call the phone number on the letter or door card you received to request an application.