Land owners are required by law to keep trees away from power lines, and only certified and approved professionals like Arbor Care can work on trees near power lines. The closer your trees get to the power lines, the more complex and costly the job becomes, so don’t delay, act now.
If you have trees near power lines on your property, you are responsible for keeping them away from the power lines. The Electricity Regulations require the ‘network owner’ to trim trees near power lines only once. After the first trim, tree trimming is the responsibility of the property owner. It’s a big responsibility. If a tree on your property interferes with the power supply, you could get a nasty bill when it causes an outage
It’s illegal to trim the trees yourself if they are close the power network, so you will need an approved professional arborist for all work within 4m of the power lines. Arbor Care are one of only three companies approved to work near Powerco lines in the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty, so call us now to keep your trees well-trimmed. You can find out more about trees and powerlines at Powerco. (http://www.powerco.co.nz/Safety/Tree-Trimming/)
The risks of trees near power lines are serious. Do you want to be held responsible when: