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Creating harmony between the environment and the electric grid

Keeping trees and plants away from electrical transformers is critical in order to allow line workers safe access to equipment during an outage. If you have questions about tree pruning or tree replacement in zones close to power lines, MTE has trained professionals to help you called Vegetation Management Specialists. They are certified arborists familiar with a wide variety of tree species and proper pruning practices and coordinate actual tree-pruning efforts performed by contractors hired throughout the MTE service area.  Most importantly, they’re here to serve members with information and explanations about our vegetation management program. To contact them, call (877) 414-7685, e-mail, or contact using the form.

Our tree and vegetation team works with members, the environment, and the needs of our electric system to create a balanced and proactive approach to rights-of-way maintenance. We’ve compiled some of the most frequent questions related to our tree and vegetation management practices.

Trees Help Conserve Energy

Planting the right trees in the right places can conserve energy and reduce energy bills while helping fight climate change. See how properly placed trees save energy by providing summer shade, winter warmth, and winter windbreaks.

Accredited by Treeline USA

MTE’s vegetation management program is accredited by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Treeline USA Program. For the past several years, our team has demonstrated the five core standards to protect and enhance the environment.

  1. Quality Tree Care
  2. Annual Worker Training
  3. Tree Planting and Public Education
  4. Tree-Based Energy Conservation Program
  5. Participate in Arbor Day Celebrations

Simple and convenient account management

Help is right at your fingertips with the myMTEMC mobile app and web portal. With it, you can manage your account.

The free app is easy to use, convenient, and valuable. It will help you better understand and improve your energy habits by showing energy consumption in an easy-to-read format. There are more than 50,000 MTE members who use the myMTEMC app. To take advantage of this great free tool, download the app or sign up on the web portal.

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