Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service is warning customers about a tree trimming scam that involves a $100 fee. A customer has reported that a person knocked on their door and left a card indicating that trees previously marked for trimming by NES Vegetation Management personnel would be removed for a $100 fee. Nashville Electric Service does not charge customers to trim or remove trees that NES Planners have marked to be trimmed. If someone claiming to be from NES indicates that trimming work will be provided for a fee, it is a scam. NES field personnel and contract employees will not ask for payment for any type of work that NES performs. Also, NES never collects payments of any sort in person or over the phone. Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to 360,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information about NES, visit www.nespower.com.