Last year, Entergy Texas workers trimmed more than 2,100 line miles of trees and removed 25,870 danger trees from throughout Southeast Texas. A danger tree is any tree with a structural defect, such as being dead or dying, decayed or leaning. Any of these circumstances could cause the tree to fall into overhead power lines.
Customers are also reminded to think ahead when planting trees on their property. Trees planted in the vicinity of power lines should not grow to heights that could threaten lines. The Arbor Day Foundation provides a guide to help determine the right tree for the right place at http://www.arborday.org/trees/rightTreeAndPlace/.