Why trade trees?
At Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative we know that few things are more inconvenient to you than a power outage or more dangerous than a downed power line on your property. The leading cause of power outages and downed lines is tree growth near the lines. That's why we do everything we can to get to the root of the problem and prevent these situations from occurring. That's why we have the Trade-a-Tree program.
What is Trade-a-Tree and how do I participate?
We created the Trade-a-Tree program to allow anyone who owns property where JPEC maintains primary lines to replace yard trees cut down for power line maintenance. Just check your property for yard trees growing into primary power lines. Keep in mind, primary lines are lines that serve more than just your house. The electric line from the pole to your house is not a primary power line but a secondary line. If you have a tree making contact with a secondary line, please call us so we can inspect the problem. If a tree in a secondary line needs to be removed, JPEC will temporarily disconnect the line to allow you to have the tree cut down safely.
Contact JPEC to setup an evaluation. If the field representative determines the tree qualifies for our program, we will remove the tree.
JPEC offers $200 per cut tree up to $800 per property. (Although $800 is the maximum we pay, we'll cut as many trees as qualify for the program.)
For more information about this or any of Jackson Purchase Energy's services, please call a member service representative during normal business hours at (270) 442-7321 or toll free at (800) 633-4044. We can also be reached by email at electricity@JPEnergy.com.