Managing vegetation on our network 2020-21
From 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 we managed a record 14,389 tree sites, a 30% increase on the year before and well above our target of 8,000 sites for the year.
While the Level 4 lockdown initially slowed down our vegetation management process, our increased use of new techniques such as mulching machinery kept us on schedule.
LiDAR also proved valuable to our tree management programme, allowing our team to view our network – and any vegetation encroaching on our electricity lines – from the sky. This allows us to proactively trim or remove trees before they cause an outage.
An overview of our work over the year:
- Trimming at 3,815 sites
- Removing at 10,185 sites
- Spraying at 390 sites
Wednesday, July 05, 2023From 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, we worked with our contractors to clear vegetation from 16,677 sites across our network – exceeding our plan to manage 8,921 tree sites by 87%.View moreProject update
Achieving efficiencies in the way we manage vegetation
Monday, July 04, 2022In 2021 we introduced new, more efficient ways of clearing vegetation from around our overhead lines and other electricity assets.View moreProject update
National campaign urges people to trim trees
Tuesday, May 18, 2021We've joined forces with the Electricity Networks Association to highlight the importance of trimming trees.View moreProject update
Replant for Tomorrow
Monday, July 13, 2020We've partnered with Wild for Taranaki and Asplundh to plant 2,500 native trees.View more