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TCEC trims trees in Guymon area

Trimming trees improves safety, reliability of your electricity

You may see a guy in a bucket with a chainsaw in your alley soon. Don’t be alarmed, he’s here to help.

Contractors for TCEC are trimming trees in the Guymon area for several weeks. These guys help keep your power on when the weather gets tough. Wind, ice and storms can bring branches down. When they fall or land on power lines, they’ll bring those down too. This often causes power outages and safety hazards. Trimming trees helps to lower the risk of that happening.


TCEC works with Riggs Tree Service for tree trimming. They use a method called directional pruning. Directional pruning makes cuts where the tree will grow away from the power line rather than into it. It meets the American National Standards Institute A300 standard. This is a generally accepted industry standard for tree care practices.

Before trimming trees near a residence, Riggs attempts to contact the member by knocking on the door. If no one answers, they leave a door hanger letting them know the maintenance occurred. TCEC has a right and a responsibility to trim trees in its rights-of-way to keep your power safe and reliable.


The Riggs crew foreman has been in the TCEC area more than 10 years. The crew undergoes training and certification from the Tree Care Industry Association. The foreman is a certified line clearance arborist through the association. Some personnel are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Follow Up

If members have questions regarding tree trimming or vegetation management, they can call TCEC during regular business hours at 580.652.2418 or email member service at

If you see the guy in the bucket with a chainsaw near your home, know you’re safe and your power is more reliable thanks to TCEC and Riggs Tree Service.


Published January 10, 2018.


Riggs Tree Service on behalf of TCEC trimming trees near Sunset Lake at Thompson Park in Guymon.


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