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United Illuminating Plans To Trim, Remove Thousands Of Trees In Fairfield

United Illuminating plans to trim or remove trees that could knock out power lines during a storm.
United Illuminating plans to trim or remove trees that could knock out power lines during a storm. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- United Illuminating announced an eight-year plan to trim or remove trees that are proving troublesome for power lines at a recent Fairfield Board of Selectmen meeting, according to Minuteman News Center.

The utility issued the plan in an effort to reduce outages in the area by eliminating trees and limbs that knock out power lines during storms, Minuteman News Center reported.

UI would need the town's permission for any publicly owned trees while homeowners would be notified of any work done to trees on private property, Minuteman News Center said.

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