Vegetation Management

In addition to providing reliable power and high-quality customer service, SMECO is committed to environmental stewardship. SMECO manages vegetation along the Co-op’s rights-of-way on a four-year cycle. We prune and remove trees, clear brush, and apply herbicides to maintain our rights-of-way. Our goal is to control the vegetation that threatens power lines so that we can maintain a safe and reliable electric system.

SMECO’s vegetation management program follows best management practices for the utility arboriculture industry and adheres to federal and state regulations. Seven days before working in a specific area, we use door hangers to notify customers about vegetation maintenance so that they will have an opportunity to ask questions or voice their concerns to SMECO. For further information regarding the vegetation management program at SMECO, contact us at 301-274-4366 or at 1-888-440-3311, ext. 4049.

If you have any questions or concerns about trees that are overhanging power lines, please call our customer care center at 1-888-440-3311. You can help promote reliable power in your neighborhood by following our guidelines for planting vegetation when near SMECO’s facilities.

Calvert County:

  • Maintenance tree trimming crews are currently working in the Prince Frederick area.
  • One tree trimming crew is reserved for danger trees and service calls in the region.
  • One mowing crew is in the Prince Frederick area. 

Charles and Prince George’s Counties:

  • Maintenance tree trimming crews are currently working in the Waldorf and Cedarville areas.
  • One tree trimming crew is reserved for danger trees and service calls in the region.
  • One mowing crew is currently working in the Newburg area.

St. Mary’s County:

  • Maintenance tree trimming crews are currently working in the Milestown and Leonardtown areas.
  • One tree trimming crew is reserved for danger trees and service calls in the region.
  • One mowing crew is currently working in the Milestown area.

Maryland Tree Experts List:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a searchable list of licensed tree professionals in the state.

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