We often receive calls from our members asking questions about our rights-of-way. Here are a few helpful resources to assist you.
Please contact our office with any concerns, especially if a tree is in contact with the electric line. NEVER ATTEMPT TO REMOVE A TREE OR LIMB THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH OR NEAR ANY PORTION OF AN ELECTRIC LINE! Call 1-800-326-9799 immediately.
Nothing should be placed directly under or within 20 feet of either side of a Claverack line. This includes: trees, shrubs, vegetation, structures or other obstructions.
Some signs of our presence will be left behind after the maintenance work. The equipment we use often leaves marks on the ground and the vegetation. We make every effort to tread lightly and avoid leaving ruts, but sometimes the cutters may miss some brush or branches, or a site that seems accessible will turn out to be soft. If there are excessive disturbances like deep ruts that cause drainage issues or a lash that disrupt the normal use of your property, we will work with you to resolve those issues.
When planting trees, please look up. Power lines and vegetation do not mix, so if your tree has the potential to contact the lines, it will need to be trimmed or removed at some point. In the event of an emergency, our crews need access to the lines and poles. Trees under and in power lines can make that task impossible and cause further delay to get the power back on. If trees are marked for removal or trimming, it is because they present a liability to us to provide safe and reliable energy.