Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Starting this month, the Town of Oakville and its tree service contractor will perform hydro line clearing in east Oakville, on behalf of Oakville Hydro. Trees are pruned to ensure safe clearance around hydro lines and to minimize safety hazards and power outages. Oakville Hydro will also coordinate pole construction with the line clearing program in this area.
Residents are invited to learn more at an open house on Tuesday, January 16 in the South Atrium at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road from 6-8 p.m. where staff from the town’s Forestry section and Oakville Hydro will be on hand to share information and answer questions. The open house will also have information available on Oakville’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Woodlands Hazard Abatement programs.
Oakville Hydro follows Electrical Safety Authority guidelines to maintain a three-metre (10 foot) clearance between branches and primary power lines to ensure public safety and reduce the risk of power outages or hazardous situations caused by trees touching or falling on power lines. As a last resort, some trees growing too close to the hydro line may need to be removed if the arborist cannot achieve the clearance standard with acceptable pruning practices.
If you plan to attend the open house and have any accessibility needs, please let us know by January 9 by contacting ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601, or by filling out our accessible feedback form.