Updated: February 23,
Feb 23, The most appropriate way to prune trees for electric utility line clearance is by directional pruning. This pruning method removes branches growing toward conductors in favor of those growing away. Reduction cuts are used for all branches that are stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Customers often have questions about how and why Dominion Energy manages trees and plants near our power lines.
We cut trees and brush adjacent to our rights of way (the areas around power lines) to maintain safe, reliable and economic electric service, and to provide quicker access for our crews during service restoration and maintenance work. Feb 26, Continually trimming trees that are close to a high-voltage transmission line is not as safe as removing them. Trimming trees near high-voltage, energized power lines is dangerous work that can be deadly.
How will a tree look after it is directionally pruned?
Ina WAPA line worker was killed while trimming trees. It’s important to maintain a safe clearing distance between the tree and the power line at all times. If a tree does start getting too close to the power line, then it’s important to have it trimmed.
This safe clearing distance varies depending on the voltage of the power line and whether the tree is stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. 1. Look up before planting or pruning trees and work at a safe distance by keeping yourself and tools at least 10 feet away from power lines at all times.
Questions about Trees and Utilities.
2. Stay away from downed power lines and call if you see a downed line. 3. If you plan to prune trees near power lines or your service wire, follow our pruning guidelines below. A8.
Only specially trained tree trimmers can work near power lines. Homeowners who hire their own tree trimmers to prune or remove trees near wires must first notify SCE. This includes work on any tree within 10 feet of SCE lines or trees that could come in contact with wires or equipment if they fall.
SCE offers a free “make-safe” program.