It is sometimes necessary to remove trees. During routine inspections, utility workers look for trees that pose a threat to property or human life. Electrocution can occur when a branch or other object touches lines. Tree houses near electrical lines are in violation of state and federal safety regulations. Hazardous conditions also arise when children climb trees growing too close to power lines.
Please note that Bay City Electric Light and Power does not trim or cut trees for aesthetic purposes, such as to reduce shade or falling leaves.
If you are concerned about a tree on your property, or are interested in possible removal of a tree near power lines, please call us at 989-894-8350 or email us.