Washington Electric Cooperative members can take a proactive role in helping to prevent power outages by making us aware of trees that may potentially damage or affect power lines. The responsibility of trimming or removing these trees can belong to either Washington Electric or the property owner, depending on the situation. If there is a tree on your property that you would like us to assess, please be prepared to provide the following information:
1. Is the tree on your property?
2. Is it hanging over the main power lines or the service drop?
3. Does it need cut to the ground or just trimmed?
4. Please provide the location of the tree. If possible, please mark the tree with paint or ribbon.
Members requesting a tree assessment must sign a tree agreement stating they accept ownership of all parts of the tree(s), to include limbs, brush, main stem and stump, and will be responsible for cleanup. The agreement must be returned to the cooperative before we will visit the property to make an assessment.
Washington Electric receives a high number of tree requests. While we do our best to handle these as efficiently as possible, please understand that it could take several weeks before co-op personnel can assess your tree.