NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS: manage vegetation


To maintain necessary clearances for safe and reliable electric service, Appalachian Power Company plans to manage vegetation along the Putnam Village-Rustic Highlands portion of its 12 kilovolt distribution system in Putnam County, WV.  On or about May 1, 2021, contract crews will begin to trim and remove trees and brush and apply herbicides along our rights-of-way.  Work will be done in accordance with International Society of Arboriculture guidelines and take into account factors such as tree species, growth characteristics, line voltage, etc.  In unmaintained or undeveloped areas, cuttings will remain on site so as to minimize soil disturbance and to promote biodegradation.


Rights-of-way in this area involved in the program are: N. Poplar Fork Rd., Top Notch Dr., Poplar Hills, Church Camp Rd., Woodvale Heights, Rustic Highlands, Hickory Rd., Black Lick Run Rd., Cow Creek Rd., Cliffside Rd., Upper Cow Creek Rd., Cave Court, Spring Dr., Delaware Dr., Garner Dr., Hurricane Creek Rd., Big Hurricane Creek Rd., Jones Cove and Washington Hill Rd.


Representatives will attempt to personally contact resident property owners at least seven business days prior to working on their property.  Specifics regarding your property may be discussed at that time.  If you are a nonresident property owner and have questions regarding our right-of-way maintenance they may be directed to:



Appalachian Power Company

Forestry Department

1068 US Route 60 E

Milton, WV 25541