Tree crews are often an integral part of outage restoration during and following a storm. We work with our tree contractors to reserve resources ahead of major storms, and communicate with crews during and after the restoration process to address hazard trees and other compromises to our system.
Tree debris will not be removed during or after storm conditions; this is the responsibility of the owner of the tree. Any debris that is a result of our standard trim cycles is removed or put through a chipper. Pieces not fitting into the chipper are cut into manageable lengths and left for the owner or their designee. Additionally, we do not remove debris after our tree or line crews remove branches or trees during unscheduled outages and other emergencies.
A key reason we don’t take your wood is that it belongs to you! Cut wood has value and can be sold. If your wood is of a high enough quality, you may find someone locally willing to pay to take that wood off your hands.