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Never cut trees near power lines

March 1st, 2022
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Trimming trees or cutting firewood can be dangerous activities with serious safety risks – especially if you’re near a power line. Cutting trees near power lines can also damage electrical equipment and cause outages for customers.

If you see a tree on or near a powerline, never try to trim it or remove it yourself. Stay back and call us at 1-888-737-1296.

Graphic design showing an individual cutting down a tree that is falling onto a power line creating an electrical hazard. Text on the graphic says Power Line Safety Never cut trees near power lines - Maintain a safe distance from power lines. - Check for overhead power lines before you start working. - Never cut a tree within 10 metres of a power line. - Keep in mind the height and shape of the tree, wind conditions and the direction it will fall.