Severe and prolonged drought conditions throughout the Western U.S., especially in 2013 and 2014, have killed and continue to kill conifers. Dead trees such as these in and adjacent to powerline rights-of-way pose a direct hazard to electric service reliability and could be a fire ignition source.
To abate this hazard, we recommend that you have these trees cut down and removed. If you are unable to remove these trees CPI is willing to cut these trees down at no cost to you. The wood and brush would be left for your use or disposal. Should you choose not to remove these trees or have CPI cut them down, please be aware that you may be liable for resulting damages including, but not limited to, fire suppression costs, property damage, powerline repair, and cleanup costs.
CPI will be spending this year working throughout our service area identifying hazardous trees and working with members to remove them. Currently, CPI contracted crews are working in the Marys River Estates area. If you come across our crews please give them space to work so they can do their job safely. If you have any questions about their work or are interested in having us do an assessment of trees on your property please don’t hesitate to either give us a call at (800) 872-9036 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.