Safety Tree Trimming Tips
Make sure to always look up and down for nearby overhead/underground power lines or equipment before you cut down tree(s) or trim branches. If a tree falls into a power line, contact MEC.
- Treat all power lines as if they are energized. Never climb or attempt to handle a tree that has a limb caught in a power line.
You may not see any visible evidence that the tree is “electrified” or dangerous.
- Make sure to maintain required clearances between equipment and power lines.
- If a fire starts from a fallen power line, notify the fire department and MEC. Stay away from the site of the electrical hazard. Make sure others stay clear of the line and treat it as if energized.
- Do no use water on or near a fallen power line.
Call 811 or go online to
Arizona 811 before you dig.