PG&E and our tree contractors do not have the authority to remove wood because the trees on your land are your property. As a courtesy, tree crews cut larger limbs into more manageable lengths and leave wood on-site for customer use. 1. Look up before planting or pruning trees and work at a safe distance by keeping yourself and tools at least 10 feet away from power lines at all times. 2. Stay away from downed power lines and call if you see a downed line. 3. If you plan to prune trees near power lines or your service wire, follow our pruning guidelines below.
So, what causes a power line to spark or catch fire?
As a courtesy, tree crews cut larger limbs into more manageable lengths and leave wood on-site for customer use. They also chip woody debris, including dead material, up to 4 inches in diameter wherever accessible, or follow best-management practices established for safe, environmentally responsible debris disposal. Who Will Handle the Cleanup When PG&E Works on My Tree? PGE often works with local tree contractors to assist us in our on-going tree trimming efforts.
Our contract tree crews will visit your area every two to three years to inspect and prune trees along power line rights of way. We follow precise standards and practices in maintaining trees. Our experienced contract crews are directed by PGE foresters who have extensive education and training in both urban forestry and. Aug 19, In response to customer and community requests, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) listened and continues to reach out to landowners in Trinity and Mendocino Counties to gather and haul away wood that was cut down by PG&E and contractors following the August Complex Fire and Oak Fire in Aug 01, Thank you PG&E for offering to remove any trees larger that 4″ that were cut down following the two fires.
But you say the trees have to be safely accessible and approved by the property owner. I would think they will all be safely accessible now because you cut them down in the first place.