Removing trees near power lines

Fallen trees near powerlines

Trees account for most power interruptions in B.C.

Our hazard tree programs help us prevent trees and branches from falling on our transmission and distribution power lines. We identify and – when necessary – remove hazardous trees that grow along our rights-of-ways and corridors.

Trees can be considered a risk because of factors including:

  • They're too tall.
  • They're dead or dying.
  • They're diseased.
  • They have a damaged root system.
  • They're unstable.

Not all trees need to be removed. Many hazards can be dealt with by removing problematic branches. Healthy trees, shrubs, and other plants that are not hazardous are not removed, as long as the hazard tree can be removed safely.