There are many reasons why trimming your properties trees frequently is beneficial and saves trouble in the future, however trimming trees near or under power lines is essential.
New Zealand citizens are legally obligated to trim their trees away from any power lines and ensure their trees are at least four meters away.
This is due to the fact that having trees too close to power lines is dangerous, as a branch can fall on the power line and cause a power outage for your whole area or kids can climb up the tree and get hurt by the power lines.
Things to do to avoid your trees being too close to power lines
- Avoid planting trees near or under power lines.
- Prune your trees at least once a month to ensure trees don’t become overgrown.
- Research and plant smaller trees that don’t grow as high as the power lines.
If your trees are within 4 meters of the power line you must hire a qualified tree service company to trim the trees back.
If the tree is over 4 meters away from the power lines you may trim the trees yourself or get our professional gardening team to trim them for you!
Using our specialized garden tools, we can trim those branches that are 4 meters away from the power line.
This means you don’t have to trim the trees yourself or worry about your trees being too close to the power lines.
Remember if you do not frequently trim your tree so that it stays away from power lines, and they grow too close to the power lines, you will be responsible and have to pay a certified tree trimmer to remove the branches or the tree.
For more information about power line guidelines go to https://www.powerco.co.nz
For our tree trimming services go here.