Trees growing close to power lines are the primary cause of service interruptions and flickering lights.
Trees can beautify your landscape and provide shade for your home. Unfortunately, trees planted near power lines can also cause problems with your electric service and create dangerous conditions for the public.
Boone REMC tree trimming contractors, supervised by an arborist, work throughout our service area to identify, trim, and sometimes remove, trees that can interfere with electric service or create safety hazards.
If you have a tree on your property that needs to be trimmed, or if you need more information about our tree trimming program, contact us at (765) 482-2390 or 800-897-7362. Contact us online via our contact page.
Proper tree selection and planning for future growth reduces the need for tree trimming or tree removal.
Smaller trees like redbud, dogwood or crabapple should be planted at least twenty feet away from power lines. Large trees like maple and oak should be planted at least 50 feet away from power lines.
It’s always best to play it safe and avoid planting trees near power lines. Also, state law requires that you call 811 to have underground utility lines located before you dig in your yard. Contact Indiana 811 at least two working days before you dig.
Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service (IUPPS), is a free, non-profit, statewide utility notification service that provides a communication link between IUPPS members and contractors, homeowners, or anyone else engaged in excavating activities.
IUPPS is in place to help you avoid serious injury and avoid financial liabilities associated with damaged underground utility lines.