Community Announcement - Hazard Tree Program Available

May 9, 2013

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that it is offering a free Hazard Tree program. The purpose of the program is to assist the elderly and disabled with the removal of hazardous trees. Hazardous trees are defined as a tree with structural defects likely to cause failure of all or part of the tree, which could strike a “target.” A target can be a vehicle, building, or a place where people gather such as a park bench, picnic table, street, or backyard.

Hazardous tree removal requires specialized training and equipment to ensure the safety of people and to prevent damage to property. The program is very limited and therefore signing up does not guarantee that service will be provided. Priority is given to the elderly and the disabled. Each site will be inspected to verify that a hazardous tree is present. Ornamental pruning and trimming will not be performed through these services. The contractor will only perform work as authorized under their contract. Landowners will be financially responsible for any additional work requested of the contractor. Work sites will only be serviced once this year. A waiver and permission form must be completed and signed BEFORE work is done. Contact the Environment Division for more information (518) 358-5937. Sign-up starts immediately and program will begin June 17, 2013.