Dec 12, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E): OG&E provides their stance if a tree falls on powers lines stating: “When an ‘Act of Nature’ (such as lightning, high winds, tornadoes, etc.) causes trees or other vegetation to fall across power lines and create power outages, we cut the trees and brush so poles and lines can be replaced and re-energized.
Disposal of any wood, limbs or debris resulting. When Tree Limbs & Power Lines Meet Property Owners Must Call the Electric Service Provider FIRST. When tree limbs grow too close to power lines, or fall on them, Preservation Tree is not permitted to prune the limbs. You will first need to contact your Electric Service Provider at the number on your current bill.
They will contact treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Apr 26, Inspect your property twice a year to determine if tree limbs are growing too close to power lines or extending over your house.
Contact a professional arborist to safely trim trees and reduce the risk that they might fall on powerlines or your house. Report Storm Outages. Jul 11, Tree branches touching or in close proximity to power lines can be very dangerous. A tree branch will move a great deal in the wind and can easily break power lines.
Trees near power lines need to be trimmed by either yourself or your utility company to about a foot minimum treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 10 mins. Aug 13, Unfortunate cuts have to be made when a tree is planted too close to power lines. Know the law: Power lines in DFW In order to save your trees remote control stump grinder topping or extreme canopy removal, tree limbs must be regularly maintained 10 feet from the primary pole-to-pole electric wires and 7 feet away from open secondary treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
The power line leading to your house is called a Service Drop.
In the U.S. the Service Drop Conductor is insulated and it is only / volts. You can trim the tree branch touching your Service Drop. Just be careful not to damage the conductor.