If you have a tree or shrub that has grown too close to power lines, do not prune them without getting help first. If trees are near the overhead service line to your home, call us. We can shut off your power so you can work safely. We do this
If your tree is growing close to the secondary power lines that run from pole to pole, hire a professional arborist to trim it for you. An arborist will have the experience and tools to do it safely.
Stay at least 7 metres away from the power lines because electricity can arc. If you're worried about a tree growing too close to a power line, you can request a tree trimming. Learn more about how to
safely prune your trees
Planting and digging
If you are planting anything, contact
Alberta-One-Call before you dig. This free service will come and mark your utility lines before you dig. Marking the lines will help prevent damaging water, electricity, drainage, and natural gas lines. You should call before you dig for any project, like building a fence or deck.
Do not dig or plant near power poles, transformers, and switching cubicles. There are grids installed underground up to one metre from transformers and cubicles. Digging near them is not safe. Our crews also need space to work on this equipment safely. As trees and plants grow, they can get too close and cause a safety risk.
Learn more about clearance requirements
around safety equipment