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Report trees near or in contact with overhead power lines

Report trees near or in contact with overhead power lines

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We conduct an extensive risk-based tree management programme, using the latest 3D visualisation technology. This helps us prioritise the trees that need cutting, so we can reduce power cuts and safeguard the public from hazards associated with tree growth near overhead power lines.

If you are concerned about a tree that is growing near to our overhead power lines, please report it below. Our Tree Management team will contact you and arrange for a site visit, to inspect the tree and identify if any work is required.

We can only cut trees back enough to ensure they no longer come into contact with the lines (usually 1.5m away) – unless our team considers public safety to be an issue. We will also need to speak to the landowner who owns the trees, as they will be responsible for removing the cut branches after our work has been completed.

Is it affecting your power?
Trees can sometimes grow into our overhead power lines, causing problems with the electricity supply. If the tree is hitting the cables, causing arcing and sparking or affecting your electricity supply call us free on 0800 31 63 105 or 105.  

How long will I have to wait for a site visit?

Our Tree Management team will normally aim to contact you within 5 working days to discuss, and agree a convenient appointment if necessary.