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Con Edison Tree Trimming
Release Date: April 01, 2008

Beginning March 31, 2008, Con Edison will be implementing its Tree Maintenance Program in Rye Brook.  This is a county-wide program that has been controversial due to the extensive cutting of trees creating a different visual appearance.  Under this Program, it is required that tree limbs be cut ten (10) feet below or on the sides of any electric lines, and fifteen (15) feet above any lines.  In addition, Con Edison is planning on removing nineteen (19) trees near the street.

Fallen tree limbs and tree interference are the leading cause of downed power lines and power outages.  This work is necessary to improve safety by reducing avoidable outages, and Con Edison advises that the work will be done by professional tree trimmers who follow the International Society of Arboriculture pruning guidelines.  Con Edison is mailing information to affected residents about the Tree Maintenance Program, and has placed door hangers in advance of the work.  Click here to see a sample of the program brochure.

Con Edison has informed us that the following Rye Brook streets (listed alphabetically below) will have trees trimmed around the electric lines in accordance with their Tree Maintenance Program. 

Beechwood Blvd

Bolton Place

Boxwood Place

Comly Avenue

Country Ridge Drive

Edgewood Drive

Fairlawn Parkway

Hillandale Road

Holly Lane

King Street

Lawridge Drive

Loch Lane

Maplewood Lane

North Country Ridge Drive

North Ridge Street (from pole 132 to King Street)

Parkwood Place

Whippoorwill Road

Woodland Drive

Residents are advised that Con Edison may NOT go on private property without the owner’s permission.  In the absence of receiving this permission, the work is to remain within the municipal right-of-way. 

If a resident has any questions or concerns, they should call 1-800-75-CONED or e-mail BWlineclearance@coned.com for more information.  Additional information is also on the Con Edison web site at www.coned.com.

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