How Trimming Trees Near Transmission Lines Could Increase Infrastructure Resilience in Drought-ridden Areas

How Trimming Trees Near Transmission Lines Could Increase Infrastructure Resilience in Drought-ridden Areas

How Trimming Trees Near Transmission Lines Could Increase Infrastructure Resilience

02/28/19

“How could hot areas become more resilient by trimming trees?”

Electrical transmission lines can fault for a variety of reasons. But one of the most common is from being near untrimmed trees. These can fall onto the power lines, causing power disruption. In the case of extreme drought, static buildup can even rupture a fire, as seen in the 2018 Northern Californian Camp Fire. To prevent this, we can simply trim the trees. This allows for increased safety against extreme weather. This is How Trimming Trees Near Transmission Lines Could Increase Infrastructure Resilience in Drought-ridden Areas.

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