LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Township property owners who live within the area serviced by Metropolitan-Edison were notified Friday (Dec. 1, 2017) by the electric utility company that it planned to conduct tree and limb trimming work beginning Tuesday (Dec. 5). Its crews will ensure “clearance between electric wires and trees” among residences and businesses it serves, the company said. No end date was mentioned.
The pruning is intended to “help prevent outages and related problems,” according to Met-Ed. The tree work will be done at no expense to property owners, and will be “completed by professional tree contractors using proper arboricultural pruning practices,” it added. Crews will use a method called “natural directional pruning,” which the company said was recommended by the National Arborists Association and requires less tree maintenance in the future.
Tree limbs and other trimmings generally will be fed into a wood chipper, and the residue is hauled away by the contractor. In certain cases a tree may have to be removed; in those circumstances, Met-Ed said, remaining wood will be “cut into manageable lengths and left on the property.”
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