Trees too close to power lines can cause power outages and become a serious safety hazard for people and animals. Only qualifed and approved contractors should trim or remove trees within 4 metres of all Counties Power lines. It is also recommended you use these same contractors near your own private service line.
- Landowners are responsible for keeping their trees away from all power lines. For more information on tree owner and Counties Power responsibilities for trees click here
- Depending on the voltage and the span of the line they may need to be up to 4 metres away.
- Counties Power normally brings power to somewhere near your boundary, then it is transported to your buildings on your own private ‘service line’.
- If your trees are near privately owned service lines, you will be responsible for having them safely trimmed.
- You can try the following contractors for triming trees affecting your private service line:
- If your trees are near lines owned by Counties Power, and have not already been trimmed by us, you may qualify for them to be removed, or trimmed once, for free. Note that if you do trim, rather than remove your tree, future trims are at your cost.
- To submit an enquiry about a tree encroaching on lines click here.