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SRP will cut down trees near power lines, but will plant more around Phoenix

Ahead of monsoon season, Salt River Project and the city of Phoenix will begin cutting down trees too close to power lines this week.

On Monday, from 8:30-10 a.m., crews removed trees in south Phoenix, at Seventh Street and East Greenway Road, between Baseline Road and Southern Avenue.

That will be followed by tree removal at 23rd and Hidalgo avenues between 10-11 a.m. on Thursday.

In total, about 70 trees will be cut down, but 201 new ones will be planted around Phoenix.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the location SRP crews removed trees from on Monday, March 4.

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.