You may hire a qualified professional tree trimmer to perform.
Pole-to-house lines have the least impact on large-scale power outages, so we do not trim for clearance along these lines, except when major interference exists.
The service we provide often involves pruning a portion of the tree away from power lines, so a tree worker that is not qualified to work near power lines can complete the tree removal. This is referred to as a Safety Zone. The wood and brush are not hauled away in these situations. Pruning Trees for Clearance Near Lines. You will be responsible for trimming the trees from the pole to your home.
If the trees on your property are in the way of the wires coming to your home or business, you will need to: Schedule an appointment to drop and de-energize lines by calling; Contact a contractor to trim the necessary trees.
Can I request tree pruning services from Xcel Energy? Yes. Most of our tree work is routine maintenance, occurring every 3 – 5 years. However, if you if you have a tree, shrub, or other vegetation that you think might be too close to a power line, please call our customer support number. You should never attempt to prune or remove tree limbs that could come into contact with an energized source on or near your property.
It’s is dangerous and may be against the law. If you need to clear vegetation on your property, it must be done by a qualified line clearance to a power line, please call Xcel Energy’s customer service number at