Never prune or cut dow a tree within 10 feet (3 m) of a high or medium voltage power line. There is too much danger that you, the branch or tree you cut, or the tool you’re holding might accidentally touch the wire … and there could be an electrical arc even if there is no direct contact.
If there is any pruning to do within 10 feet (3 m) of a power line, contact your utility company for more information. They’ll be able to send or recommend a certified arborist.
Yes, you’ll have to pay for the service … but better that than risk losing your life!
Sometimes the service is free. This spring, FortisBC turned ours off and temporarily took down the line for free so we could take down a tree. All it took was a phone call. It always pays to ask.
Thanks for that info!