Betsy Webb, Duke Energy Senior Forester
275 West Ponkan Road
Apopka, FL 32712
Glenn Irby, City Manager
City of Umatilla
P.O. Box 32784
January 19, 2014
Crews will be pruning trees along the electric lines served out of the following substation during the first quarter of 2015. This letter constitutes the notice required by Florida Statute 163.3209. Part of the pruning activity will occur on lateral lines, some of which will require climbing in rear lot areas.
Trees are a leading cause of power outages. Duke Energy’s progressive tree care practices help minimize outages during storms. Duke Energy Florida has been recognized for its tree care practices with the distinctive Tree Line USA designation from The National Arbor Day Foundation. We work to balance the need for reliable electric power with sensitivity for the environment and tree health.
Tree crews use a technique known as directional pruning, which is endorsed by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the International Society of Arboriculture. Qualified employees are supervised by certified arborists.
For further details or questions about the work, please feel free to contact me. To learn more about our tree care practices, see our Know Where You Grow campaign at www.duke-energy.com/environment.