Our Tree Trimmer Contractors, Phillips Tree Service, will be finishing up on Terri Ave and moving to Bryon Ave the week of March 2nd thru March 6th.

Berea Municipal Utilities Tree Trimming and Removal Policies

During Emergency or Hazardous Conditions

For Primary, Secondary, and Service Lines:

Trees shall be trimmed:

  • In order to restore service or eliminate hazardous conditions involving overhead conductors.

Trees shall be removed:

  • When required to restore service or eliminate hazardous conditions involving overhead conductors.
  • The property owner will be contacted if possible

Brush clean up and disposal

  • Shall be the responsibility of the customer

During Routine or Scheduled Cycles

For Primary or Secondary Lines:

Trees shall be trimmed:

  • As required following notification of the property owner

Trees shall be removed:

  • Based on field inspection, following notification of the property owner and approval of BMU

Brush clean up and disposal:

  • All tree limbs, brush and twigs which can be chipped by the line clearance crew shall be removed from the work site
  • Logs which cannot be chipped shall be cut in firewood lengths and left on the site for use by the property owner or others
  • At the request of the property owner, logs shall be removed from the work site

For Service Lines:

Trees shall be trimmed:

  • To remove hazardous conditions as determined by specifications following notification of the property owner

Trees shall be removed:

  • Trees shall not be removed to clear service lines

Brush clean up and disposal:

  • All tree limbs, brush and twigs which can be chipped by the line clearance crew shall be removed from the work site
  • Logs which cannot be chipped shall be cut in firewood lengths and left on the site for use by the property owner or others
  • At the request of the property owner, logs shall be removed from the work site

In the Event of Special Customer Requests:

For Primary or Secondary Lines:

Trees shall be trimmed:

  • Non-emergency requests shall normally be deferred until routine cycle trimming is performed

Trees shall be removed:

  • Upon inspection by BMU, adequate clearance will be provided for the customer or contractor who wants to remove a tree.
  • Permission of the property owner is required

Brush clean up and disposal:

  • If a tree is topped or trimmed for the convenience of the customer, the debris shall be the responsibility of the property owner.

For Service Lines:

Trees shall be trimmed:

  • Non-emergency requests shall be deferred until routine scheduled work is done on the customer’s circuit.

Trees shall be removed:

  • Trees shall not be topped or removed to clear services.
  • BMU will temporarily turn off services to allow customers or their contractors to remove a tree.
  • A minimum of two working days is required to schedule the temporary shut off
  • If the scheduled appointment must be canceled due to weather or emergency conditions, BMU will notify the customer or contractor.