Power Line Clearance
Power Line Clearance
Keeping your trees clear from the power lines is an ongoing task and to achieve this, it is recommend to prune trees on a 2-3 year basis.
We prune to the Australian Standards and make sure that trees and the power lines can co-exist. We are certified through Western Power to prune around power lines.
The reason why we should keep our trees clear from the power lines is because it is simply dangerous. Not only does it have the potential to bring the line down, it could also disrupt the power supply and even cause a fire. Furthermore, it is against the law to allow any part of your trees to come into contact with the power lines. Therefore, it is important for homeowners to take this into consideration when they own a tree near the power lines.
Other dangers that you should be aware of is that if people touch a tree that is connected to a power line, it is possible to get an electric shock and could even cause death. To reiterate, pruning your trees on a 2-3 year basis is highly recommended in order to prevent these accidents from happening.
It is crucial that you plan prior to planting your trees. Planting a tree close to a power line is something that should be avoided at all costs because it will only cause you problems down the line. If you are unsure about where to plant your trees, consulting an arborist could help you make the right decision by giving you advice and recommendations based on your current situation and goals. In doing so, you would be able to avoid any problems later on.
Last but not least, it is critical that you, under any circumstances, do not attempt to try and prune the trees that are close to the power lines. This process should be undertaken by a professional with proper equipment, knowledge and skill. An inexperienced person trying to do this is simply putting himself and others at risk. It is strongly advised that you consult a professional arborist before taking any action under these sort of situations.