Trees touching or falling through power lines during storms are the most common cause of power outages. For safety and power supply security reasons the law requires tree owners and Top Energy to prevent trees and other vegetation from growing too close to power lines.
Trees, shelterbelts, bamboo and other vegetation that grow too close to power lines can lead to electrocution, electric shock, power voltage fluctuations, appliance damage, power cuts and the risk of fire.
Have a look at our video around safe tree planting distances:
To learn more about trees, the regulations and responsibilities – click on a link below:
- The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003
- How the process works
- Owner’s declaration of no interest & Entitlement to a first cut or trim, without charge
- Trees with amenity value – claiming an interest & Dispensation and arbitration
- Tree owner’s liability & Tree owner management of safety and financial risk
- Service Mains
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)