Trees and power lines

Safety around trees and power lines

As a property owner, you’re responsible for keeping the service wires on your property clear of vegetation. If you do your own tree trimming, check your surroundings before you start. If there are power lines nearby, ensure you keep yourself and any tools or ladder you're using at least three metres back.

If any part of a tree or hedge is within three metres of a power line, leave the tree alone and call us at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376).