WHy IS VEGETATION MANAGEMENT NEAR POWER LINES IMPORTANT?
Properly maintaining trees near power lines is of vital importance as trees left unkempt and unmanaged will eventually get close enough to the power lines to cause a spark and potentially even a fire. Having trees properly trimmed ensures that homes get a reliable and safe power supply to homes in the area. This can not only have catastrophic effects in the worst case, but can cause severe power interruptions at a minimum. Using a Tree company for Power Lines makes the management of difficult vegetation an easy fix.
A&D Tree Services have been providing prompt and professional vegetation management services to power companies and people with private power lines for many years across the Nowra and the Shoalhaven helping protect homes and businesses.
TREE COMPANY FOR POWER LINES PROTECTS AGAINST POWER OUTAGES
According to Ausgrid two thirds of power outages are caused by either a fallen tree or tree branch stuck on a power line. No one wants outages and if unplanned outages frequently occur, the risk of injury, incident and accident goes up significantly in the areas affected.
Having regular, planned vegetation management using our team of professionals minimises the risk of unplanned outages is what everyone should be striving for.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING TREES NEAR POWER LINES?
In cases where a tree is mostly outside the boundary power companies will generally manage the tree and organise any trimming so as to not cause a potential disruption through a branch contacting a power line. If the tree is on your property or a majority of the tree is on your property then it is your responsibility to organise vegetation management yourself for the trees near the power lines. Our Tree Company has decades of experience in working near power lines.
The diagram on the left (from Endeavour Energy) displays the boundaries around homes and which trees are the homeowners responsibility to manage and take care of.
Working near power lines is an extremely dangerous task and specific control measures must be in place as to be in accordance with the NSW guidelines. You cannot trim trees yourself if:
- The tree or branch to be trimmed is with 3 metres of any powerline
- If any part of your body comes within 3 metres of any power line
- If any part of your equipment comes within 3 metres of the power line
- The tree or branch to be trimmed is above your power line
Since there is a strict set of guidelines and control measures that need to be implemented we always recommend employing a professional tree trimming company like A&D Tree Services to take care of vegetation management near power lines at your home or business.
SHOULD THIS TREE BE TRIMMED/REMOVED?
Do you have trees on your property or near your office that may be encroaching on power lines? Then call the team at A&D Tree Services so we can come have a look for you and see if we can sort out any issues there may be.