Energy will flow through the object or person, with similar outcomes as the tree.
Jul 11, Trees near power lines need to be trimmed by either yourself or your utility company to about a foot minimum distance. If the tree is on your property then it’s your responsibility to have it trimmed. If it is on or partially on public land it’s up to the power bushmulching.barted Reading Time: 10 mins. Stay well away from the power lines. Cut the smallest pieces you can - so they disconnect from both the tree and the power lines without any possibility of becoming a conductor from the power lines to the ground (or to you) when they fall.
I did this recently.
If lines are anywhere near the tree, do NOT attempt any tree work.
However, the trees in question were small. I simply cut the entire trees down. 2, miles of power lines. Each year, to miles of power lines are scheduled for clearing, equal to pruning trees on 12, properties a year. A “through” trim removes limbs in the center of the tree, allowing the power lines to pass through the middle. Two types of trims are generally used to remove tree limbs growing too close to power lines.
A “side” trim removes all limbs on one side of the tree near the power bushmulching.bar: Austin Energy. A tree limb coming into contact with a power line can cause a short circuit, which leads to a momentary outage that may or may not clear on its own. In more severe cases, a limb or entire tree can break the power line, causing a widespread outage.
Injuries Damage to power lines by trees or tree limbs can threaten the safety of your employees as well as the public.
The man lost his right hand as a result of the injuries.
Line damage could result in injury or. When we cut diseased, dead, dying, or leaning trees or limbs near power lines, we will occasionally remove smaller limbs or debris. Larger limbs and trunks remain at the property of the landowner. Tree debris resulting from storms is the responsibility of the property owner.