Avoid planting willow, alder and maple trees near power lines

Avoid planting willow, alder and maple trees near power lines

Dave Murnen & Pat Beaty | The Daily World

We like to think — and encourage — safety first when it comes to any home repair.

Last week we talked a lot about safely using ladders and also reminded you all to call 811 two business days before digging more than a foot deep on your property to make sure you aren’t going to run into any underground utilities. This service usually involves no cost to you.

Today we’re taking a closer look at the trees near and around your house.

NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor is a nonprofit organization that deals with all kinds of housing issues, so it only takes one winter here to realize that falling trees can impact the safety and well-being of our houses and the residents living in them.

Even if a tree never comes crashing through your house, it’s likely you have been affected by a power outage at some time due to a broken limb or felled tree somewhere along the power line that serves you…(Read the full story)

 

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