When our crews trim for regular maintenance, the debris is normally removed from the property unless other arrangements are made with the property owner to leave the debris. In heavily wooded areas, debris is stacked along the right-of-way.
When trees and branches are cleared from power lines due to storm damage or natural weaknesses, emergency crews will not clean up the debris. but will leave it for disposal by the property owner.
If a homeowner is contracting a private tree service to trim or remove a tree, Ameren will assist in making the tree safe for a qualified tree service to do its work. The debris will be left for the homeowner’s tree service to remove.