You may have noticed tree trimming under and near the power lines around town. Georgia Power is currently performing routine tree trimming in Social Circle. Trimming takes place within a 30’ easement (15’ on either side of the power line) and occurs approximately every three years. Trimming is performed to not only maintain reliable power, but, more importantly, for safety. Trees can become energized if allowed to grow into the power lines.
For more information: https://www.georgiapower.com/community/environment/trees-and-right-of-way/residential-vegetationmanagement.html (information provided by Sherry Lizotte, Georgia Power Company, Forestry and Right of Way Services)