How does Unitil handle tree work after a storm?
Tree crews are an integral part of outage restoration during and following storms. We work with our tree contractors to reserve resources ahead of major storms, and communicate with crews during and after power restoration to address hazard trees and other compromises to our system.
Tree debris is not removed during or after storms; this is the tree-owner’s responsibility. Any debris that is a result of our standard trim cycles is removed or put through a chipper. Pieces not fitting into the chipper are cut into manageable lengths and left for the owner or designee.
We don’t remove debris after our tree or line crews remove branches or trees during unscheduled outages and other emergencies.