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Posted on: April 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] JCP&L Will Begin Tree Trimming Around the Township Soon

worker in lift truck trimming trees

Jersey Central Power & Light’s tree contractor will begin work in Hopewell Township shortly. They will be trimming trees across their service territory as part of their ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This program keeps power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe weather.  

The project starts next week, but includes multiple municipalities, so they may not be seen in Hopewell Township right away.

Completed on a four-year cycle, JCP&L’s tree-trimming program includes inspecting vegetation near power lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps preserve the health of the tree while maintaining proper clearances around electrical equipment. Tree trimming is conducted by certified forestry contractors under the company’s direction.

“Trees and branches falling on power lines and equipment are a leading cause of outages. Trimming trees near power lines is a year-round effort designed to minimize the impact of tree-related outages and restore power faster when they do occur,” said James Fakult, president of FirstEnergy’s New Jersey operations. “With hot weather and summer storms around the corner, this proactive work is one of the best steps we can take to help keep the lights on for our customers.”

The streets included in this project are:

  • Amwell Rd
  • Chase Hollow Rd
  • Fox Run Rd
  • Harbourton-Woodsvlle Rd
  • Lambertville-Hopewell Tnpk
  • Lambertville-Hopewell Rd
  • Linvale-Harbourton Rd
  • Marshalls Corner-Woodsville Rd
  • Minnie Town Ln
  • Mountain Church Rd
  • New Rd
  • Skyview Drive
  • State Hwy 31
  • Woodsville Rd

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