It includes hazard tree assessments, tree pruning and removal, brush removal and weed abatement. It is a matter of public safety and for the reliability of the power grid. California regulations require utilities to trim trees or vegetation so they don’t grow into or fall into high-voltage power lines, which could not only cause a power outage, but could spark a fire or be a danger to the public.
Jul 11, This fact sheet is an update from Southern California Edison (SCE) regarding its efforts to remove hundreds of thousands of dead, dying, or diseased trees.
The distance between the tree and SCE’s lines or facilities is equal to or less than the tree’s height. The tree is dead, dying or diseased due to drought or bark beetle infestation. The tree is located within a designated drought. Jul 16, SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Lots of calls into our newsroom in recent days because of a low-flying helicopter over our mountains.
Southern California Edison offers free tree trimming Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. May 30, It's part of an ongoing program for SoCal Edison.
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"During the course of the last decade or so we've actually inspected overtrees throughout our service territory. In Author: Anabel Munoz. Sep 04, Southern California Edison. - Tree Removal Run-a-Round.
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A SCE arborist came to my house and said that SCE would cut two trees on my property to the ground. The arborist gave me a receipt from SCE for each tree. The problem is that this has been several months and SCE has not contacted me re the tree removal.1/5.
Mar 18, Finally, a new state law, ABgave Edison unlimited access to private land to prune or remove trees from around power lines. Utilities are supposed to tell the owners before they trim, but.
Wildfire Safety. We're working every day to reduce wildfire threats and improve safety throughout Southern California by: Updating our grid with fire-resistant poles and other equipment. Taking preventative action through tree-trimming and other inspections. If your trees have grown into or near power lines, pruning requires the expertise of a qualified line-clearance arborist.
To report trees growing into or near power lines, call us at or submit a Tree Trimming Request online. Learn more about keeping trees away from power lines. Aug 04, Customers using a private tree trimmer or arborist to cut or remove trees also can arrange to have SCE temporarily drop the service wires to a building at no charge by calling However, a minimum notice of five business days is required.
For more information, customers can visit the Web site or call SCE at