Check with the Maine Forest Service for current information on this law.
1. Unlawful cutting. Any person who in fact cuts down or fells any tree without the consent of the owner of the property on which the tree stands commits a civil violation for which the forfeitures provided in this section may be adjudged. Proof of a culpable state of mind is not required. Taking care of trees and power lines go hand-in-hand. We are proud to provide reliable, essential electricity service.
When service is interrupted, it is most often due to a tree contacting power lines. To minimize interruptions, we prune and remove trees and vegetation in our rights of ways and encourage planting the right tree in the right place. Aug 04, The Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Monday rejected a claim by four lawmakers that tree-cutting in a controversial hydropower corridor under construction by a Central Maine Power Co.
affiliate violated permit requirements. May I cut within the buffer strip for shoreline access? Yes. As long as the area is not located in Resource Protection a footpath not to exceed six (6) feet in width as measured between tree trunks is permitted provided that a cleared line of sight to the water through the buffer strip is not created.
In other words, the footpath must meander. CGS §as amended by PAspecifies when an electric or telecommunications companies can (1) trim or remove trees, both within the tree belt and on private property, to ensure the reliability of its service or (2) relocate its lines.
The law generally requires the company to. Oct 14, This is where the tree's branches are cut to give clearance between themselves and the power pruning citrus fruit trees. It may result in a tree with a Y-shaped or L-shaped notch in its branch structure.