Town of Topsfield Tree Warden
Public Notice National Grid Hazard Tree Removal
National Grid Electric is in the process of canvassing town identifying dead, diseased, hazardous, or dying trees. This is necessary in order to improve the reliability of electrical service and to reduce the number of outages in Topsfield that have become more prevalent in the past few years. At the present time they are concentrating on their three phase 13kV feeder circuits. This represents about half of the town. The majority of this work will be on main roads such as Boston St, Main Street, Central Street, High St, Ipswich Rd, and Washington Street. There are streets such as Hill St, Rowley Bridge Rd, and Wenham Rd that will be affected as well. The above is not a complete list.
The work will consist of identifying hazards, marking each tree, obtaining owner permission and then a no cost trimming or removal. The marking system is as follows. A blue ribbon indicates that trimming is needed. A red ribbon indicates removal is needed. Many of the trees are on private property. Each affected homeowner will be contacted prior to any work. Due to Covid 19, there will be NO in-person contact. Contact will be by US Mail. This will obviously slow the process down. All town owned trees will be reviewed by the Tree Warden prior to removal.
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