Learn about our vegetation safety work in high fire-threat areas


In response to the growing risk of wildfire in our state, we are enhancing our vegetation and safety work. Our focus will be on addressing vegetation that poses a higher potential for wildfire risk in high fire-threat areas as designated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). You may see PG&E vegetation management inspectors and contractors in your neighborhood multiple times per year if you live in those areas.


Increasing our efforts for safety


Enhanced vegetation and fire-safety efforts are critical to reducing the risk of trees, limbs and branches coming into contact with lines.


To maximize the safety of our customers, their neighborhoods and the surrounding community, we will:



A. Enhance our routine vegetation management work to meet and exceed state vegetation and fire safety standards, which require clearances of 4 feet around power lines in high fire-threat areas with recommended minimum clearances of 12 feet or more at time of trim to ensure compliance year-round.


B. Respond to the dramatically increasing wildfire threat our state faces by addressing overhanging limbs and branches directly above and around the lines. We will also be removing dead and dying trees as well as certain species that pose an increased potential risk of falling into power lines.



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