Trees are the heart of Southern neighborhoods, but trees can also affect the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses. In fact, damage resulting from trees, tree limbs or other forms of vegetation is a leading cause of power outages at SCE&G. When a tree, tree limb or brush grows or falls into a power line, service to many customers is interrupted. Damage from such occurrences can tear down power lines, poles, transformers and other equipment. Such repairs are time consuming and delay power restoration.