Dickies Trees assists Western Power with keeping the community safe this summer
This year Dickies Trees worked alongside Eastern Tree Services to assist the Western Power Vegetation Management Team to complete a Fire Cut Project, in the metro north area.
Western Australia experiences some extremely hot summers and sadly history shows that we are at risk of some dangerous fires this summer time. Trees or branches that overhang or come into contact with power lines can result in power outages, bushfires and sometimes cause fatal damages. This is why Dickies Trees works on clearing high/extreme fire risk areas, including maintaining safe distances by trimming larger trees or removing smaller ones.
Clearance zones do vary throughout Perth. To find out what your area’s clearance zone is, go to www.westernpower.com.au and read the tree and power line safety brochure. Western Power advises that:
- In urban areas, the minimum clearances are typically 2.5 metres to the side and 2 metres below
- In semi-rural and rural areas the minimum clearances are typically 4 metres to the side and 2.5 metres below
Western Power will inspect any trees that are overhanging or near power lines and if there is a risk Dickies Trees will receive cutting data and maps. A team is then sent out to clear the area, it’s as simple as that!
If you are unsure of whether your trees are causing a risk, give us a call. No matter the terrain our team can handle it. Please note that it is normally the responsibility of your local council to trim trees that are on the street verge. Call your council should you identify any trees that are overhanging power lines.
The Metro North high/extreme areas start from Joondalup and heads north towards Yanchep, Two Rocks and Lancelin and stretches east to Mogumber and then down to Gin Gin and Pinjar/Wanneroo.