We maintain that part already.
Alabama Power trims trees to provide reliable service to our customers. Planned maintenance is prioritized by evaluating reliability data, field conditions and other specific information. There are instances when a tree must be trimmed or removed outside of planned maintenance. Jan 01, Alabama Code Title Property § (a) Any person who cuts down, deadens, girdles, boxes, destroys, or takes away, if already cut down or fallen, any cypress, pecan, oak, pine, cedar, poplar, walnut, hickory, or wild cherry tree, or sapling of that kind, on land not his own, wilfully and knowingly, without the consent of the owner of the land, must pay to the ownerfor every such tree or sapling; and for every other tree.
The property owner can object, with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) making the final decision in most cases. However, the law allows an electric company to trim or remove a tree, under certain circumstances, without notifying the property owner. Jul 29, They have to have your permission to come onto your property. I suspect because you gave it to them once they believe they have the right to do so from now on.
Tree service professionals who are certified in the city will know how to do it properly and avoid any problems.
I would call the electric company and ask why they are coming onto your property without permission and leaving your gate open and cutting down trees that are not even close to the power lines.
Nov 28, Tree Trimming in Alabama. Another area of property disputes between neighbors involves disputes over trees. Residents in Alabama, home to many pecan and oak trees, can recover additional damages if someone deliberately damages their tree. Alabama law does not make this action a crime, although theft or property damage laws may apply. Alabama Property Line and Fence Laws at a Glance.
The chart below provides a summary of state laws related to property lines and fence laws in Alabama. Mar 31, AEP/PSO have a right to access an easement to trim trees by traveling across owners land to get to the easement, but they shouldn’t injure your property when the cross or when they are working.
Outside the easement, the homeowner owns the land completely, and has a right to reasonably eject trespassers (including AEP/PSO).