Pruning and removing trees

Pruning near power lines

Falling trees pose serious safety risks

Trees in contact with power lines or wires knocked down by trees can electrocute you and possibly ignite a fire.

If anything makes contact with an energized line, such as a tree, or if a broken power line falls to the ground or lands on a vehicle or fence, electricity will flow to the ground and spread out in irregular concentric circles. This is known as the Ripple Effect.