Trees growing too close to power lines can cause damage to VEC facilities and interrupt service to you and your neighbors. Trees and branches too close to power lines can also cause fire hazards, as well as, safety concerns. VEC's goal is to provide for the safe and reliable delivery of energy. A minimum of 10 feet away from power lines is the recommended safety distance for trees and vegetation.
Tree trimming safety tips:
If a tree or large branch is touching or falls on a power line, call VEC immediately.
Never trim trees that grow close to power lines, call VEC or a professional for assistance.
Do not allow children to climb trees or build tree houses close to power lines.
Plant trees and other vegetation appropriate distances from power lines. Keep in mind size at maturity and right-of-ways that need to be kept clear.
Click here to view a tree trimming diagram.