Our Goal is To manage the

power lines' rights-of-way to prevent service interruption in the most efficient and cost effective way possible

Vegetation Management

The Vegetation Management department at Hendricks Power Cooperative performs several different tasks, primarily the trimming and removal of trees around power lines. Often, trees or tree limbs come in contact with power lines, and can result in a power outage. These service interruptions are not only inconvenient for our customers, but are many times costly to the cooperative as well.

Learn more about our Vegetation Management department, and how you can help! 

2019 Schedule

During Fall 2019 we will be trimming trees along power lines in the west side of Plainfield, Belleville, and Monrovia.   

Where are we now?

We are currently finishing work in the Danville and Avon communities. Our contractor will attempt to notify property owners prior to working in their areas. 

Often, our contractors will leave a "door hanger" on your door to indicate that we will soon be in the area. 

Wood Chip Request

Hendricks Power will deliver wood chips accumulated during the normal course of right-of-way clearing to any member requesting them (when available). Please read the information below, and complete the request form. 

Wood chips are a by-product of our maintenance line clearance tree trimming work. Desired delivery sites must be clearly marked. The site must be easily accessible for a large truck. Hendricks Power may refuse to deliver the woods chips if it feels the conditions at the site may jeopardize the safety of employees, the general public, or cooperative equipment.

Once the chips have been delivered to the specified site, it will become the responsibility of the member making the request to redistribute the wood chips. Hendricks Power makes no guarantee to the quality, load size, type of condition of wood chips available. 

Please note: Every attempt will be made to accomodate your request BUT Hendricks Power cannot guarantee time, date or delivery of wood chips. 

Wood Chip Delivery Terms
  1. Average size load contains approximately 12 cubic yards, which is about 3.5' high x 8 'wide x 12' long. 
  2. The mulch is full of green leaves and is in a compost stage from about April - October. 
  3. Green mulch takes approximately 4-6 weeks to deteriorate. Using mulch in the green state may severely damage garden plants and shrubs because it is in a compost stage. 
  4. During warm weather, green mulch may attract stinging insects. 
  5. During the deterioration process, the mulch may have a strong odor like rotting grass or leaves. It can become extremely hot and may ignite due to spontaneous combustion. 
  6. The mulch will kill grass under it, and stain a driveway. 
  7. The mulch will probably contain stringy material such as small sticks. 
  8. Do not burn wood mulch in any wood burning stove, fireplace, furnace, etc. 
  9. The mulch will mold and mushrooms may be present. 
  10. Children should not play in the mulch. 

I certify that the above is my address, and I have read and understand the Wood Chip Delivery Terms and accept the wood chip load(s) "as is."

Who will trim my trees?

Tree trimming professionals contracted by Hendricks Power Cooperative will perform all tree trimming. These crews are equipped with modern tree trimming equipment and are trained in the latest ANSI A300 pruning standards.

How much will be trimmed?

How fast your tree grows by species and proximity to the power lines determines how much clearance is necessary. Fast growing trees such as soft maple, white pine and willow require more clearance than slow growing trees like hard maple, hackberry and spruce.

​Will I be contacted before trees are trimmed on my property?

Yes. Members are contacted by mail and in person. If no one is home, a doorknob card will be left by the contractor working in your area. We also keep our website updated with the locations where we will be working.


If you have any questions, please contact us at (317) 718-7630.
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