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It requires that PG&E maintain a firebreak of at least 10 feet in radius of a utility pole, with tree limbs within the foot radius of the pole being removed up to 8 feet above ground. From 8 feet to conductor height requires removal of dead, diseased or dying limbs and foliage. 1. Look up before planting or pruning trees and work at a safe distance by keeping yourself and tools at least 10 feet away from power lines at all times.
Stay away from downed power lines and call if you see a downed line. 3. If you plan to prune trees near power lines or your service wire, follow our pruning guidelines below. Only line. Aug 19, In the past crews from PG&E would come yearly and trim back branches from the lines, said the Pooles, but they were not cutting down entire trees.
Speaking on behalf of PG&E, spokesperson Brandi Merlo said the company is required by law to keep vegetation a minimum of four feet from distribution lines and to trim trees 12 to 15 feet from power treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. PG&E auditors allow one out of trees they check to violate state power line clearance standards, NBC Bay Area has learned.
But critics say one out of is one too many. PG&E’s CEO has staunchly defended the utility’s program, which came under scrutiny after the Butte Fire that killed two and devastated more than 70, acres in Amador and Calaveras counties.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is planning to clear cut wide swaths of trees surrounding power lines in an aggressive program that claims to address wildfire hazards as a part of their Fire Safety Zone work.
Though some vegetation trimming and line clearances are required by law, these new cutting plans far exceed those treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Apr 27, Last year, PG&E sent the farm a letter saying they are going to cut down trees that are within 25 feet of the powerlines, which is Mendonca says they can't do that; he said they have the right to trim and cut trees, but it has to be within reason and the farm has to agree.