Depending on where you live, you will need to contact Ottawa Hydro or Hydro One to obtain line clearance for the safety of workers (10’ required clearance from primary lines).
Ottawa Hydro: 613-738-6400 - option 4 – HydroOttawa.com
Hydro One: 1-800-434-1235 (for Emergencies) – HydroOne.com
Obtaining proper permits such as City of Ottawa Distinctive Tree Permit, road encroachment and closure permits if needed (extra charges apply).
Traffic control following Book 7 for the safety of workers and pedestrians.
Avoid companies that top trees (this practice has been proven to decline trees for over 20 years yet is still a problem today).
Avoid companies knocking door to door as well established companies are busy enough that this is not needed.
Avoid hiring companies that don't have their workers and only sub contract your work to smaller companies with inadequate insurance coverages. These types of companies are often more expensive because they are simply adding a finder’s fee of 20% – 40%. If a major accident happens, you could be surprised by the outcome.
Make sure all wood related material is diverted from the landfill site and properly recycled.
EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) infested wood to follow the CFIA (Canadian Food and Inspection Agency) guidelines and regulations.