Public Works

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

The City of Port Angeles has contracted with Asplundh Tree Expert Company to trim trees around power lines. Work will be completed over the next several months.

Tree trimming is done for safety reasons to minimize fire hazard, help avoid power outages caused by wind and fallen limbs during winter storms, and to keep trees from growing into power lines.

Trees on private property that grow into the overhead service wires running from the pole to the house are the owner’s responsibility. Never trim within 10 feet of any power line. The City will de-energize the service wire, free of charge, allowing the customer or the customer’s contractor to safely clear trees or other vegetation away. To de-energize your service wires call 360-417-4724.


Brian Anders - Electrical Engineering Spec. II

Office (360) 417-4708



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