In July, BPA identified the trees for removal and proceeded to remove them this winter. BPA and Lonnie Marcum of the Grandridge Meadows homeowners’ association worked together to identify the replacement trees that will be planted Tuesday. The new trees, red osier dogwoods, will not interfere with lines when mature.
Replanting trees is not always possible. In some cases, the distance between power lines and any kind of tall shrub or tree is not sufficient to maintain safe and reliable operation. Property owners adjacent to BPA rights-of-way should contact BPA before removing and replacing trees or high brush on a BPA right-of-way.
Who: BPA, Grandridge Meadows Homeowners’ Association representatives
What: Tree planting to replace taller trees BPA had to remove earlier this year
When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grandridge Meadows 213 N. Montana St, Kennewick, Wash. 99336