Tree Safety

Electric distribution lines are not insulated! If you have trees, limbs, vines or brush growing into or close to power lines, contact BCREMC.

• Always look for power lines when working outdoors. Coming into contact with energized equipment can hurt or kill you.

• Stay away from power lines when using aluminum ladders, tree trimming and harvest equipment or tools that extend above the head.

• Trees, branches, vines and brush are electricity conductors. Electrical shock can occur via indirect contact when trees grow close to power lines.

• When planting trees, follow the Tree Planting Guide to plant the appropriate tree at the correct distance from poles or energized equipment.

• Treat all types of electrical lines and utility equipment as energized and avoid direct and indirect contact.

• It is common for trees to fall during windy and stormy conditions. If a tree or branch falls into power lines or other energized equipment, stay away from the tree and energized equipment. Do not attempt to touch or remove the tree. Contact BCREMC immediately.