Sept 17, 1895
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The City of Rock Falls tree trimming methods and polices
Trimming: The department uses the lateral or natural
tree trimming methods. In this method, limbs are removed at their nearest
main branch, and not trimmed in length. The Department will not "top" a
tree unless it is absolutely necessary. The Department will not "round" trees.
Clearance Distances: The department trims all trees to a minimum of nine feet from the primary (top) conductors. Trees that overhang the system are trimmed as the worker can reach with the equipment on site.
Tree Removal: If a tree is obviously diseased, dying or dead and is on public property, the department will remove the tree. If the tree is on private property the property owner will have the tree remove at his expense.
Trees on Private Property: There are two conditions where the department will
trim a tree that is located on private property.
Limbs on Service Drops: The department does not maintain clearance on limbs on or over the service drop on private property. the property owner is responsible for the trees on his property. At the owners request, the department will remove a service drop to allow an owner to trim or remove a tree adjacent to it. This service is provided during business hours only at no charge. Please contact the department for further information.
Topping or Tipping: The department will not top, tip or round a tree, these techniques in our view lead to many cut between nodes, encouragement of many sprouts, and cause for more trimming later on.
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