Trees within the City of Portland, both ‘City’ trees located in the street right of way and private trees located next to the public way that are near the overhead utility wires trees, the utility line clearance is maintained by local utilities.
Central Maine Power Company (CMP Co) conducts programmed utility line clearance to its system on a regular pruning cycle throughout the Portland District. Priority is given to distribution circuits and primary lines that provide electrical service to streets and neighborhoods. Utility pruning is contracted by the utility to commercial utility arborist line clearance contractors. We work closely with CMP arborists and utility tree contractors to review tree & electrical conductor issues.
UPDATE The City of Portland is up on the utility pruning cycle starting in January 2017. This includes the Riverton, East Deering, Ocean Avenue, Munjoy Hill & West End neighborhoods up first and other neighborhoods including Casco Bay Islands later on.