What technique is used to trim trees?

Trained crews use methods to protect the health of the tree while providing the established minimum safety clearance. The tree is trained to grow away from the lines, minimizing the need for future trimming.

If limbs continue to interfere with lines, the City may suggest removing the tree, with permission from the property owner, at no charge. If a tree is dead or dying, the City may cut it back to the point of safety and suggest that it is further removed by the property owner, at the owner’s expense.

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1. Why does the city and/or utility trim trees?
2. How often are trees trimmed?
3. What technique is used to trim trees?
4. Can city crews go on my private property?
5. How far are trees cut back?
6. Will a tree on my property be removed without my permission?
7. What if my trees are growing into power lines?
8. Can I have the wood chips?