Trees provide beauty and value to your property. But if they have been planted to close to a power line, they may cause power outages, can cause fires, and present a safety hazard.
We must trim trees that can come in contact with a power line. When we do, we adhere to the following guidelines:
- All branches that are over the top of energized conductors will be removed. We do this in order to prevent storm damaged branches from falling down on the the power line.
- Branches that are within 8 feet of each side of an energized conductor will be removed. We do this in order to account for the movement of trees and conductors during high wind conditions and the required electrical phase to ground clearance needed.
- Branches that are below an energized conductor will be removed to provide 8 feet of clearance to the power line. This provides room for growth, especially for fast growing species such as the cottonwood.
Call us if you see have a tree that is to close to a power line or click on the button to submit a trimming request. We do not charge to trim trees near power lines.
The best way to keep us from having to trim a tree, is to not plant it near a power line. We have have developed a brochure that provides suggestions on how and where to plant trees so that they don't become a problem for the power lines that serve you and your neighbors. Click on the button below for more information on how we trim trees and how to plant them to avoid power lines.
Lincoln County Power Tree Guidelines