Safety and Liability
Safety and liability are issues of concern to everyone. Dead or dying trees in a park or along a street will eventually fall, possibly causing injuries or fatalities. If such trees are close to overhead power lines, their failure could tear down lines and poles, causing outages and other damage.
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic is another concern. Street trees must be managed to ensure visibility and clearance for street lights and signs.
The black and white photos are examples of types of utility pruning that may save a tree under or adjacent to a utility right-of-way from being removed.