Westerville Electric Division Tree Replacement Program
Trees add a special, natural beauty to our city. However, not all tree locations are compatible with overhead electric lines and can pose a threat to public safety and electric service reliability. Planting the right tree in the right place is the best way to remedy conflicts between trees and overhead electric lines. Replacement can occur through the Westerville Electric Division’s Tree Replacement Program. During our regular work or through a residents request, the City’s Electric Division will evaluate a tree to determine whether the tree should be removed and/or replaced.
If the tree qualifies for replacement, the Electric Division will remove the tree and work with the resident to select an appropriate replacement. Since the goal of the Tree Replacement Program is to prevent or eliminate future trimming, the Electric Division will follow standards established by the Nation Arbor Day Foundation. The tree’s expected mature size will be used to determine where the tree will be planted.