Trees Growing Around Power Lines are Hazardous and Cause Dangerous
Trees growing near power lines can cause a fire, as well as an electrical, hazard to anyone in contact with the tree at ground level. Trees don’t have to physically touch an energized power line to be dangerous. This arcing can also cause power outages
Power Lines around Trees Injury & Kill 100s a year
Every year in USA, hundreds of people are injured or even killed when they climb or prune trees near power lines. Not only are high-voltage lines are not in- sulated, and direct contact usually results in death by electrocution. A tree contacting a power line can also become energized, injuring someone touching the tree.