By Julie Huss firstname.lastname@example.org
---- — DERRY — Trees that are getting too close to power lines on English Range Road will get trimmed.
Town officials gave New Hampshire Electric Cooperative crews the go-ahead to begin work on some trees on English Range Road.
Because portions of the road are listed as “scenic” by the state, the town’s Planning Board was required to give approval.
Glen Sutherland, a forester for New Hampshire Electric Co-op, told officials he wanted to have the work done by the end of the year.
The English Range Road job has been on the utility’s radar for a while.
With winter storms already beginning in the region, cutting trees that tower over wires is important.
“Trees can be dangerous and affect the maintenance of the line,” Sutherland said.
Sutherland said most of the trees marked on English Range Road are oak, very heavy trees with lingering leaves that cause all sorts of damage when a snowstorm or high winds hit.
Trees will be trimmed 15 feet on either side of the power lines.
When lines are constructed, property easements are put in place and all homeowners affected are notified prior to the work starting.