Power company begins tree trimming

Indiana Michigan Power officials have announced crews will begin the process of trimming trees around transmission power lines in St. Joseph and Van Buren counties starting Monday.

The work is routine maintenance to remove overhanging branches that can interfere with service reliability and are potential safety hazards, according to company officials. Trimming will take place over several days, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. near transmission power lines.

The Fort Wayne-based company has contracted with Aerial Solutions Inc. to perform the work using a helicopter-mounted tree-trimming saw. The device is suspended beneath a helicopter by a vertical boom that has multiple motor power saw blades attached. The helicopter will fly at tree-top heights.

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