Trimming trees around power lines can be very dangerous and there are rules in place to ensure it is done in a safe manner.
Electrical Safety Information
It's important to remember that electricity can be dangerous. We promote safe electrical practices for our citizens, contractors and employees.
Contact with a buried line can cause serious, possibly fatal, injuries and damage property. Before you disturb the ground for any reason, get your lines located.
The URW provides safety, service and protection of the utilities that serve your property. View more information about working around URWs.
For more information about electrical safety, please visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.