Hydro line tree pruning open house on November 16, 2016

Mon, 07 Nov 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road

Tree pruning near hydro lines begins this December in neighbourhoods of south-central Oakville (Zone 2).

The town’s professional contractor will prune trees on behalf of Oakville Hydro to ensure safe clearance around hydro lines and to minimize safety hazards and power outages.

Trees are pruned to the Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA) industry standard of providing a minimum three-metre (10-foot) clearance. In rare instances, trees growing too close to hydro lines may require removal when the clearance standard cannot be achieved using acceptable pruning practices. In some situations, the town must prune privately owned trees if they are growing too close to hydro lines. In cases where hydro lines are located in rear yards, Oakville Hydro has an easement through the property which allows the arborist to access the tree.

Be informed:

Join us for a public open house where you can ask questions of Oakville Hydro staff and Town of Oakville Forestry Services staff.

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or email service@oakville.ca.

More information on tree pruning around hydro lines can be found on the Oakville Hydro website or the tree maintenance page.