In wake of tornadoes, Eversource to remove 2,000 trees on Cape Cod

In wake of tornadoes, Eversource to remove 2,000 trees on Cape Cod

Eversource worker during tornado clean-up on Cape Cod. (Eversource photo)

BOSTON — Eversource crews will be working on Cape Cod over the next few months to remove an 2,000 trees following this summer's tornadoes.

The 2,000 trees flagged for removal were either damaged in the storm or have been identified as dying, decaying or diseased. They're located in Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans and Yarmouth.

"The trees we've identified for removal pose a danger to our power lines and could create problems for our customers," said Eversource Vice President of Operational Services Stephen Driscoll. "Immediately after the tornadoes passed, we sent a team of arborists into the eight impacted communities to properly mark trees in need of removal. Completing this work will ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to our customers."

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Eversource has dedicated 25 additional tree crews to the Cape and expects the tree removal work to take anywhere from nine to twelve weeks. The company is working with town leaders and private property owners to get permission before removing a tree.

Eversource will also trim tree limbs dangling along 90 miles of power lines.