Trees that fall into power lines can cause outages and be a serious hazard. To prevent tree-related outages and accidents, we provide property owners and professional tree workers with a broad range of information and services.
We will notify you in person or by a door hanger, letter or phone call. Our goal is to ensure customers understand our tree work program and how our efforts help keep the community safe. Find out about tree work near you.
Our directional tree pruning methods align with best-management practices and national standards to promote tree health and keep trees a safe distance from power lines. Our top priority is keeping you, your family and your neighbors safe.
Neither our contractors nor we have the authority to remove wood because the trees on your land are your property. As a courtesy, tree crews cut larger limbs into more manageable lengths and leave wood on-site for customer use. They also chip woody debris, including dead material, up to 4 inches in diameter wherever accessible, or follow best-management practices established for safe, environmentally responsible debris disposal.
The top 10 trees for planting near distribution lines in California include:
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