Is my tree a candidate for removal?
Situations where tree removal may be preferable to line clearance pruning include:
- Tall or fast-growing species growing directly under the power lines that require frequent pruning and will never have a natural form
- Saplings (brush) with the potential to grow into or close to the lines
- Large, previously topped trees under the lines
- Trees with a high risk of failure (examples – leaning, in decline, severe dieback, cracked, split, hollow, etc)