What is a Make-Safe Tree?

A “Make-Safe Tree” is a tree that is in some way posing a threat or hazard to the electrical system. Several defects can lead to the determination of the hazard including but not limited to: Weak branch unions, uprooting, dead limbs or the whole tree is dead, Emerald Ash Bore infection, mechanical damage, animal damaged, etc…. Make Safe trees will be trimmed as needed to eliminate the threat to the electrical system. REMC may or may not cut the whole tree down depending on the circumstances, a stub or base of the tree may be left standing, but will be clear of the electrical equipment. Debris on Make-Safe Trees will not be cleaned up, all brush and associated debris will be left on the property and not hauled off or chipped.

Make-Safe Tree