Pepco Tree Maintenance

Pepco Tree Maintenance

Pepco does routine vegetation management in Mount Rainier to meet power line clearance regulations and ensure safe and reliable service to the community. Mount Rainier residents in the affected areas should receive advanced notice in the mail from Pepco. All Pepco crews must have contact information posted while they are working in the City.

Pepco is schedule to be doing line clearance work in Mount Rainier this fall, 2017. See the most recent map of Pepco’s planned work.

Tree Pruning Standard

The Public works Department and Tree Commission work closely with Pepco to ensure trees are properly pruned. When proper pruning is not possible, the City works with Pepco’s arborist to provide the best possible solution for all parties.

Standard Procedures for Pepco Public Tree Removals

Pepco will plant a new tree for each they remove, although not always in the same location. Pepco will plant trees that will grow properly under power lines the season following the removal. 

Pepco Private Tree Removals

Pepco must submit a Tree Permit Application, signed by the resident, for all private removals.  Applications will be approved or denied by the City and reported back to Pepco for further action if applicable.

Residents will be notified of Private tree pruning by way of a DOOR HANGER.  Response is required with 7 days.  If a resident would like input into the pruning of their tree(s), it is imperative that they respond within the 7 day time frame. If Pepco receives no response it is assumed that the resident approves the work.

Residents may:
Request a replacement tree from Pepco

Refuse the removal or pruning of their tree

Request a picture of the tree(s) with details on specific pruning and/or discuss acceptable trimming of the tree (this limb but not that limb)

Require pruning be scheduled only when the resident can be at home to supervise the pruning. 


Residents may not:

Stop or impede the removal or pruning of another resident’s tree or a public tree.


For questions please contact Tree Commission Liaision, Jessica Love at or 301-985-6583