An important part of providing reliable electric service for you and your neighbors is clearance between electric wires and trees. Green flyers were distributed to several properties on the grounds regarding needed tree work. This tree work will be done at no expense to you and will be completed by professional tree contractors using proper arboricultural pruning practices. Work will begin December 1, 2010. For more information about tree work performed by FirstEnergy, visit www.firstenergycorp.com. Call 330.980.6927 for more information.
How will trees be pruned?
A method called “Natural Directional Pruning” is used. This method is recommended by the International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborists Association as the most desirable pruning method and will require less pruning in the future.
Will the crew clean up when finished?
The trimmings are fed through a chipper. These chips are available to customers, free of charge, when FirstEnergy is working in your area. These chips are available only by the truckload which is approximately 10 cubic yards and will cover an area 10’ x 100’; 3”-4” deep. Wood too large to be run through the chipper will be cut into manageable lengths and left on the property.
Do you cut down trees?
From time to time, due to the type of tree, its condition, or location in proximity to wires, a tree may be removed. If a tree is cut down, we will leave the wood in manageable lengths for your use and the remaining brush will be cleaned up. We will not remove the stump. However, with your permission, we will treat the stump with an EPA approved herbicide to help promote the natural decaying process. Please call 330.980.6927 if you have questions about a tree removal.
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