DREMC To Clear Out Trees and Brush

Duck River Electric Membership Corp. (DREMC) is conducting what it calls a “selective low volume back pack” herbicide application process. The purpose, according to the notice mailed to customers, is to destroy problem trees, brush and vines in unmaintained areas of power line rights of way and fence rows under power lines that have grown up with trees and brush. The work by DREMC crews will be performed from June to September. A spokesperson for the electric company said that the spraying is there effort to improve the electric service reliability to its members. The goal is said to be cost effectively control tree species that may grow into the power lines causing outages or inhibiting continuous access to the rights of way needed for inspection and restoration of service after major storms.”