Common Questions about Electric Utility Pruning
Pruning trees to direct growth away from wires before becoming problematic is ideal. It may take years before a tree presents a safety or reliability risk, but fast-growing trees near the power lines will need to be pruned or removed completely as they mature.
Directional pruning removes branches growing toward the power lines while leaving those that are growing away. It is the most appropriate way trees for electric utility line clearance.