Why Can’t Landowners Prune Trees Within The Right-Of-Way or Easement?
While it might seem logical, there are good reasons why this cannot be permitted. Under some conditions, trees that grow too closely to transmission lines can conduct electricity. Contact is not necessary for electricity to arc or “jump” from transmission lines to trees. If electricity flows through a tree, anyone in the area of the energized tree could experience serious injuries or even loss of life.
This is why federal requirements specify that only qualified line-clearance tree contractors are allowed to work within 20 feet 5 inches of our higher voltage lines.
Never prune vegetation near power lines!
For an inspection of your tree and line situation, call:
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