What to Expect
As part of Hydro One’s work, Forestry Technicians will selectively identify for removal or trimming (if possible) trees and other vegetation that could pose a risk to the electrical system. In advance of work starting, their team will deliver notices (please see below) to adjacent property owners, engage residents that have work required on their property, and notify local Community Groups, if applicable. Their Forestry Technician will make every effort to contact property owners in advance to discuss the work.
Forestry crews will use the following methods to complete this work:
- Manual trimming and removals of trees and other vegetation will be completed with hand tools such as chainsaws and pruners. Bucket trucks and wood chippers will also be onsite, as required.
- If necessary, the application of herbicides will be considered on certain stems to prevent regrowth