When it comes to trimming trees around power lines, ALWAYS use an approved contractor.
It’s important for trees to be kept clear of power lines – but never attempt to clear trees away from power lines yourself. Trimming trees around power lines is a highly dangerous job and without the right training or equipment there is a high risk of electrocution.
If you have trees which are obstructing power lines on your property, please don’t attempt to clear the trees yourself. Contact your local electricity provider or call us on 0800 4 ASPLUNDH (0800 4 277 586) to arrange for a qualified and certified arborist to come and clear your power lines.
Click here to download Asplundh's latest brochure that outlines your obligations and who is responsible for trimming your trees in accordance with the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003.