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Posted on: September 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] FPL set to begin line clearing in Lauderdale Lakes

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LAUDERDALE LAKES: (LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida) — In the next few weeks, FPL will be performing line cleaning in our neighborhoods.  The trees will be trimmed in a manner that redirects new growth away from power lines.

When trees grow into or near power lines, they can cause power interruptions to you and your neighborhood. FPL’s strategy to maintain power lines free of tree growth is based on a consistent, planned trimming cycle. Trimming the entire length of a power line on a regular basis – instead of trimming individual locations – ensures the integrity of the power line. If a tree condition needs attention outside of regular maintenance, FPL will let you know by leaving an inspection notice card with a scheduled work date.  Please know that if access to your property is required, a contractor will contact you personally or leave a note at your door in advance of any work.

When our line-clearing contractors are trimming trees in your area, you may be eligible for free mulch.  Once FPL’s line-clearing professionals have completed work in your area, they will use a wood chipper to grind the tree limbs and branches into mulch. This type of mulch is different from store-bought mulch, which is treated and made from one kind of tree. The quality and consistency of this mulch varies considerably, depending on the types of trees and leaves removed during the tree work. FPL does not recommend this mulch for aesthetic use in formal landscape beds, but rather for use around trees and other plants to:

· Maintain moisture

· Maintain soil temperature

· Reduce weeds and grasses

· Provide nutrients to the soil, and

· Reduce wind erosion from uncovered soils.

For more information on the city or this project, please call Public Works at  954-535-2815 or FPL Vegetation Management at (888)274-9098 and refer to Work Order 8029322.


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