The value of vegetation management
Reliable energy is something you expect, which is why Avista must continually safeguard the integrity of our electrical and natural gas systems.
Trees and limbs that grow into or fall on power lines can cause outages, fires and serious accidents. Tree roots can damage underground lines, too. Both situations are a hazard to people and property and may interrupt essential community services.
Our vegetation management program aims to reduce tree-related power and natural gas outages.
Avista maintains over 21,000 miles of electrical lines spanning across four northwestern states, as well as nearly 8,000 miles of natural gas mains. We are committed to safeguarding the integrity of these systems so that our customers continue to receive safe and reliable energy.
Avista takes a systematic approach to proactively patrol, trim, and remove trees to mitigate fire risk and support reliably:
- Trim trees on a scheduled basis
- Remove risk or dead trees adjacent to rights-of-way
- Promote Right Tree, Right Place and Cycle-Buster Tree Replacement planting programs