Appropriate vegetation clearance on the power lines allows for much safer access.
Public Resource Code determines the amount of vegetation that is removed. We create firebreaks using the following criteria: Radial clearance (ground level): Remove all flammable material within a foot radius of the pole. Vertical clearance ( feet): Remove all brush, limbs and foliage of living trees. Trimming trees on your property SRP will trim and remove trees or plants that are growing too close to an overhead power line if the line is between two power poles. SRP will not clear vegetation around power lines running from a power pole to a home, business or street light.
Safety and Reliability. At LG&E and KU, we strive to provide you with safe, reliable service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One of the most common – and critical – ways we do that is by clearing trees and other vegetation that has grown too close to overhead power lines.
This is referred to as right-of-way clearing or vegetation management. It requires that PG&E maintain a firebreak of at least 10 feet in radius of a utility pole, with tree limbs within the foot radius of the pole being removed up to 8 feet above ground.
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From 8 feet to conductor height requires removal of dead, diseased or dying limbs and foliage. Dec 12, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E): OG&E provides their stance if a tree falls on powers lines stating: “When an ‘Act of Nature’ (such as lightning, high winds, tornadoes, etc.) causes trees or other vegetation to fall across power lines and create power outages, we cut the trees and brush so poles and lines can be replaced and re-energized.
Disposal of any wood, limbs or debris resulting. If trees are cut down, stumps are cut as close to the ground as possible and treated with a herbicide to prevent regrowth. we do not clear trees for communication wires attached to our poles such as telephone, cable TV, or fiber optic lines which are owned and maintained by other companies.
benefits for wildlife. Paths and drainage ditches within the work area will be kept clear. Storm removal or cleanup During a storm, our crews are focused on cutting and clearing trees from our lines to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. While we will remove broken utility poles, homeowners are responsible for removing all. trees to maintain a minimum of feet of clearance from our powerlines.
The following illustrations provide examples of the proper directional pruning for shade and ornamental trees: Side Pruning Under Pruning Through Pruning.