The City of Winchester's Tree Division has teamed up with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) and Reading Landscapes, Inc. to create the Right-Tree-Right-Place Street Tree Canopy Program.This program is aimed at creating a safe, healthy, and attractive tree canopy through replacement of over-mature, declining trees in the public right of way that are in conflict with overhead electric lines.
The only trees being considered for this program are ones in the City-owned public right of way. The City will replace all trees that are removed with a more appropriate tree unless there are underground utilities or other obstructions found that would prohibit replanting.
The Tree Division and SVEC have identified specific areas in the City to begin the program this year and not all areas in the City are included. City and SVEC staff will reach out to property owners and residents who may be affected to provide more information.