Posts tagged with vegetation management Archives - Powerlines

Arbor Day in the PNW: Spring Planning, Fall Planting

Happy Arbor Day! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are fond of trees. The lush greenery all around is one of the reasons we love living here. City Light was even named a 2021 Tree Line USA® utility by the Arbor Day Foundation! Although the warming temperatures and cloudless skies… [ Keep reading ]

April is Native Plant Appreciation Month

April is Native Plant Appreciation Month, so to help celebrate, here are some quick facts about native plants and why they deserve your attention. What is a native plant? According to the National Wildlife Federation, native plants are plants that “occur naturally in a particular region region, ecosystem, or habitat… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Named 2021 Tree Line USA Utility by Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Seattle City Light a 2021 Tree Line USA® utility in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area. Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Tradeswomen Shine at Annual Awards Ceremony

Congratulations are in order for Transmission Right-of-Way Crew Chief Margaret (Peggy) Owens and Lineworker Apprentice Erika Belsby who were recognized by Washington Women in Trades (WWIT) with top awards for their commitment and contributions to the skilled trades. Peggy was named Tradeswoman of the Year, and Erika is the recipient… [ Keep reading ]

A New Path of Conservation Mowing on the Chief Sealth Trail

By Heidi Asplund, Seattle City Light Arboriculturist In 2019, Seattle City Light embarked on a new Conservation Mowing Pilot Program in one of its transmission corridors—areas where high voltage transmission power lines and towers run to connect substations to residences. The Chief Sealth Trail, a 4.5-mile trail popular with pedestrians… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: David Bayard

The Seattle City (spot)Light shines on David Bayard, supervisor for the Powerline Clearance group in City Light’s Transmission and Distribution.

City Light Working with King County Co. Corrections on Chief Sealth Trail

This years’ April (and May) showers have brought out the May flowers – and the tall grasses along the Chief Sealth Trail. Seattle City Light has contracted with the King County Community Corrections Division for the last several years to mow this portion of our transmission right-of-way, a partnership that… [ Keep reading ]

Heritage Tree Protected by Seattle City Light Employees

Seattle City Light vegetation management crews and pole engineers joined forces recently to move power lines away from a large Pacific madrone tree, to avoid extensive trimming necessary to keep its branches away from a feeder line.

Horse Logger Helps Clear Hazard Trees Near Bridle Trails Power Lines

A bit of living history is on display at Bridle Trails State Park in Bellevue, where a volunteer horse logger is helping to protect Seattle’s electricity supply.

Shocked Tree Climber Should Remind Us All: Be Safe Around Power Lines

Climbing a tree is an age-old summer activity, but it’s critically important to make sure the trees you or your children climb are clear of power lines.