Tree Removal to be Conducted Along Cape Henry Trail Beginning October 17

Work being done to ensure safety and reliability of high voltage electric transmission network

Thursday, October 13, 2011

(Virginia Beach, VA) -  In order to continue to provide safe and reliable electric transmission, Dominion Virginia Power will be removing and pruning trees in an electric transmission easement along Cape Henry Trail. Beginning October 17, Dominion Power will remove the trees which have the greatest potential to impact the safe and reliable transmission of electric service.


In August 2003, the Northeast Blackout resulted in increased oversight and regulation of the interconnected grid system, including right of way maintenance procedures. Due to the increased need for grid security and reliability, Dominion Power is removing trees in many electric transmission easements.


For more information about the removal of the trees along Cape Henry Trail, please contact Michael Kirk of Dominion Power at (757) 928-2175 or To learn more about the trees that Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation will plant, contact Christina Uperti at (757) 385-8134 or

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Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at