Town staff were pleased to meet with Talking Trees to discuss upcoming tree maintenance to keep the electric utility lines clear while contributing to the long-term health of our tree canopy.
This year you'll notice that the line trimming will be done a little differently. Best practices for clearing lines indicate the importance of cutting close to the trunk of the tree. This is the healthiest option for the tree, and it prevents the growth of "suckers", or tiny new limbs, which will create the need to keep cutting the tree to keep lines clear. A close cut allows the tree to heal and adapt its growth.
The Town's tree contractor will soon be clearing lines in the areas of Spruce St, Pine Grove St, Fauxburg Rd, Pond St, Hedge Row, and between Orchard St and Edgewater St. Downed limbs and trees are the most common cause of power outages in Mahone Bay; routine trimming maintains a safe space around power lines and prevents the need to remove overgrown trees.