Knowledge is power when it comes to safety. Find out everything you need to know about working safely around our electricity network.
If you’re concerned about a tree that looks like it’s too close to power lines, or if you think someone might be able to touch the lines by climbing a tree, email us or call 0800 248 148. Phone this number straight away if you think there might be an immediate hazard.
Why let us know?
Make sure you comply with any cut or trim notices you receive, but DO NOT attempt to trim the tree(s) yourself.
It's important to comply, as failure to do so could result in:
If you’re planting a tree, make sure you do it responsibly. Consider low-growing plants and shrubs as an alternative to trees if there are power lines around.
Trimming trees near network power lines (within 4 metres) is extremely dangerous work – only approved arborists are allowed to do this.
For trees near electricity service lines (running from our pole to your home or business):