Trees branches on service lines
Chisai
Newbie

Hi,

I live in North Reading, MA. There are tree branches resting on verizon wires. I called the lighting department to check it out and they told me to inform verizon. How should I proceed?

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Edg1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Verizon doesn't actually trim trees. If trees are leaning on wires it is the property owners responsibility. 

Chisai
Newbie

These trees are not on homeowner’s property.

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jonjones1
Legend

Contact you city, town or village engineering  office and have them get in touch with verizon. Verizon like the cable and power companies have a responsibility to take care of any hazards to their property. (poles & wires) Be it in the street or an easement on a personal property. Since a homeowner didn’t place the poles or wires on their private property why would a property owner have to pay to clear poles or obstructions?

best of luck

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Chisai
Newbie

Thank you for your suggestion! I will check on that.

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