Useful tips for downed trees

Useful recommendations from a Cedar Park block captain.

If you have trees or branches that are on power lines, please be sure you report them to PECO - 215-841-4141. The city will not touch them until the lines are removed.

If you have a tree or large branch in the front (sidewalk side) of your property that is down or damaged, odds are, the city already has it on their list but you can call 311 to make sure it is reported.

They are prioritizing all trees and branches that are blocking walkways, streets or otherwise dangling and dangerous. They are NOT allowed to touch any trees that are on live lines ­ it¹s a safety issue and also PECO¹s responsibility. Once they clear the priority trees, they will come back and get the other branches and trees laying in the non-walkway park areas as well as anything PECO left behind after clearing the wires.

If you have trees or branches down in the back yard, this is the homeowner's responsibility. Most likely, your homeowner's policy will cover the removal. If you would like a recommendation for a tree service, Corner's Landscaping has done a lot of work on the block and comes highly recommended from UC Green. They can be reached at: 215-742-7576