Pruning Trees 
Never attempt to prune trees near power lines yourself. Only qualified line clearance tree contractors are allowed to work within a minimum of 10 feet of high voltage lines. If you have any questions, call Ameren for an inspection of your tree and line situation.

Service Drops
Service drops - the lines that deliver electricity from Ameren power poles to the customer's meters - are relatively low voltage (typically 120/240) and are not normally pruned by Ameren's contractors. Trees near this line are the property owner's responsibility. See an illustration.

If you are concerned about tree growth near your service drop, you may call and schedule an appointment to have your service drop disconnected in order to have the trees near this line trimmed safely. Please call Ameren to request a service drop disconnection. We recommend that you hire a professional tree service to do this trimming.

Although we cannot recommend a particular company or contractor for tree service, we do encourage homeowners to make sure the company they choose has a qualified arborist on staff, is insured for personal property, liability and workman's compensation, and is affiliated with an arboricultural organization.
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