Benefits to the Homeowner
As arborists, we work with homeowners every day, listening to your concerns and passions for the trees on your property. We know you genuinely care about your trees and want them to provide as many benefits to your property as possible. So do we, which is why we wanted to transform the way trees are managed around power lines. Our service, in partnership with your utility company, provides numerous benefits to you and your trees.
Reduced Power Outages
Despite the best effort of utility line clearance workers and system foresters, trees cause power outages every year. The miles of power lines and the rapid growth rate of trees make 100% prevention impossible. In fact, trees are attributed to 20-50% of all power outages across the country each year.
Power outages are not just caused by trees growing up through the lines. In fact, the vast majority of tree-related outages are caused by limbs and branches falling into the lines during storm and wind events. This highlights the importance of keeping the right-of-ways as free of vegetation as possible, for as long as possible. And, as a homeowner, fewer power outages are always a benefit!
Improved Tree Health
The benefits of Paclobutrazol, the active ingredient used by the Growth Solutions Method, are well documented. Trees treated after pruning will experience several benefits, including:
- Healthier, darker leaves
- Increased drought resistance
- Improved root systems
Less Frequent Pruning
On average, treated trees grow at a rate of 40-70% less than the growth rate of untreated trees over a three-year period. Slower growth means less frequent pruning. And for you, the homeowner, this means fewer disruptions to your landscape.
Another important benefit to less frequent pruning is increased safety for utility workers. Read more about how our solution increases worker safety.
Trees and above-ground power lines will always be in conflict in urban areas. Knowing this, Growth Solutions set out to manage trees and lines to meet the utility’s objective of safe, reliable power delivery while also promoting tree health. If you received notification about our service, there is no further action needed on your part to have it completed.