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Category Archives: Tree Removal

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Everything You Need to Know About Removing Branches from Power Lines

In New England or anywhere in the Northeast, it seems that our inclement weather is always having some unfortunate interactions with our power lines and our trees. This can not only cause inconvenient or even dangerous power outages, but it can also cause quite extensive damage to power systems and road blockages that prevent transportation.

If you are on a property with a large amount of trees, or this is happening frequently to your and your family, you might be tempted to try and remove the trees from the power lines.

What Should I Do if a Tree Falls on My Power Line?

Under no circumstances should you try and remove a branch or tree from a power line by yourself. Power companies have employees that are specifically trained to do this and have special equipment to protect them from electrical shock. Don’t risk your own safety to move a branch, the electric company is responsible for these trees as well as the wire from the pole to your home.

Who is Responsible for Trimming Trees Near Power Lines?

Your electric utility company or power company is responsible for trimming the trees near the power lines. This is a requirement of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), which has been adopted by most states. However you still have a responsibility to take care of the trees on other areas of your property.

How Can I Prevent Power Outages?

The best way to prevent future power outages is to properly trim the trees on your property before they have a chance to fall on a power line. Although the electric company is responsible for trimming trees right next to the power lines, they don’t usually focus on preventative measures and are likely to service the area only once the damage has been done. Taller trees from other areas of your property could also cause interference and aren’t necessarily the responsibility of the power company. 

Contact Us

For help preparing your property for a storm and preventing power outages and removing trees with a high risk of falling, we have you covered. We are experts in tree removal, tree pruning, stump removal and other outdoor landscaping services. If you have any questions or are interested in an estimate please give us a call at 978-373-1510 or contact us for more information.


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The Importance of Hiring a Professional Tree Service

There are certain tasks in your yard that are fine to DIY, but others should be left to professionals. Tree services that include stump grinding, tree removal, tree pruning, and tree trimming should be left to a tree company. What are some reasons to hire a professional tree service?

Experience and Knowledge

There are proper techniques for tree services. Damaging your trees or property is more likely to happen when you don’t have experience in tree services. Knowing the correct way to do these things will help keep your trees healthy and safe. Don’t take a chance and accidentally have your large tree fall on your roof. Leave removal and stump grinding to someone that knows about trees and has been working with them for years – such as us!

Safety

Working with trees is a dangerous task, especially when your yard is full of many big trees. There are other factors to consider when it comes to your property and what’s around it – power lines, wood that is decaying, and equipment. When you hire a professional tree service, they are licensed and equipped to handle trees of all kinds. You are better off not trying tree maintenance on your own. For the safety of you and everyone living in your home, please leave it to us!

Limitations

When you are looking to trim a taller tree than your home, how were you planning to do it? There aren’t ladders tall enough to reach the top of certain backyard trees, nor would it be safe to do on a ladder. At Dudley Tree & Crane, we have the equipment to reach heights that you wouldn’t be able to achieve on your own. We can get all of your tree services done quickly and efficiently without any limitations. 

Efficiency

If you want to be efficient with your tree services, hire a professional to do it all. If you need a tree removed and other trees trimmed, have them do everything. This is the most efficient way of using tree service companies. We are professionals, and we know just how to take care of everything. Our services are quick and easy. Trying to trim and prune trees on your own will take up a whole afternoon or two. We can get it done in one day, without any effort needed on your part.

Contact Us For Tree Removal Services

With the experience and knowledge of all sorts of trees in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Dudley Tree & Crane can take care of all your tree needs! Contact us to learn more about our tree services in Haverhill, MA. Give us a call at 978-373-1510 or fill out our contact form for more information.


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