Time to trim your trees
To all of you who have had your trees trimmed before they became a problem, thank you for keeping all the families in your community warm, happy, healthy and connected.
On the Orion network, 10-20% of all unplanned power outages are caused by trees — including vegetation — coming into contact with power lines. In storms, trees can cause 80% of outages.
Fire damage to property from branches sparking in dry conditions and serious injury from electrocution from contact with trees touching power lines are also possible consequences of not maintaining your trees.
How close is too close?
Trim early – keep branches at least 1.5 metres away from low voltage lines and for high voltage lines please see the Notice zone distances listed below.
Cut down – consider removing tall trees that could fall through power lines.