One of the qualities that enhances McPherson’s “curb appeal” is its abundance of beautiful trees. In fact, the City is part of a program facilitated by the Arbor Day Foundation focused on increasing the number of public trees. While most of us agree that trees are great, tree contact with BPU power lines can cause power outages. For this reason, the BPU takes proactive measures to ensure electric reliability and safety for its customers by regularly pruning trees and other vegetation in or adjacent to the power line right-of-way.
To help us with this task the McPherson BPU has contracted Royers Tree Service out of Sterling Kansas. Royers started trimming on June 4th and will continue until the end of 2018; working four-10 hour days.
Royers began trimming East of 14th Avenue and North of Northview Road and will move to “Ward I” which is from Main Street East and from First Street North.