Why power line clearances are so important this season in Perth

Autumn is well and truly here, which means Winter is right around the corner. As much as we love the colder months here at Dickies Trees, as qualified Arborists we know how bad weather can end it disaster.

Having trees too close to power lines can be a danger, especially in high winds. Our Western Power qualified cutters safely and professionally clear vegetation from low and high voltage lines.

So why is it so important?
Vegetation that comes into contact with powers lines can cause;

  1. Blackouts
  2. Can disrupt your power supply
  3. Increased risk of fires
  4. Increased risk of electrocution
  5. Trees can block access to infrastructure

Keep reading to discover more about the importance of power line clearances in Perth.

It’s standard for trees to be at least 1.5 meters away from power lines, although this distance is subject to change considering other factors like;

  • Whether the power line is a high or low fire risk
  • Whether the power line is high or low voltage
  • The length of the section of power line between power poles

Keeping an eye on the proximity of your trees to power lines can reduce the risk of injury or damage to your family and home! Go outside and have a quick look at the height of your trees, how do they look? Are they touching nearby power lines?

If your answer is yes, jump on the phone and give us a call on 9249 4077 to chat with one of our qualified Arborists about a safe solution.

It’s extremely important that you never attempt to lop, cut or prune trees on your own. This could result in extreme injury and damage. Also consider having your tree and vegetation replaced with something you can manage on your own. Here at Dickies Trees, we specialize in safe tree removal. Jump online of visit your local nursery to find out which shrubs and trees maintain a reasonable height.

Dickies Trees are qualified arborists and tree surgeons with 30 years of experience. We specialise in all professional tree services, including tree removal, tree stump grinding, tree lopping and power line clearance. We can also deliver mulch to you, or even prune your trees.

We offer seven days a week service and after hours/emergency call outs. As a major government, shire and business contractor, we are extremely professional and fully insured. We offer you exceptional, reliable service.

Give our friendly team a call on 9249 4077 to discuss your tree and garden requirements.