Tree Trimming & Line Clearance

Important Safety Points

Look up and live!  Watch for overhead power lines when moving ladders or tools.

Need to prune or remove a tree?  Call before you dig to mark underground utilities.

Inspect your trees in the fall, before winter weather sweeps in.  Survey them again after any hard wind, ice or snowstorm

Don't let children play in trees near power lines.  Even if a tree is not touching the lines, a child's weight on a branch can bring it into contact with live wires.

Tree Trimming Program Information

Truckee Donner Public Utility District owns and maintains about 134 miles of overhead power lines and our Vegitation Management Program is an integral part of its maintenance program.

Safety is a top priority and trimming trees plays a significant role in providing safe, reliable service to your home and business.

Trees growing into power lines present hazards including the risk of fire or power outages due to tree contact.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District is required by law to maintain certain clearances around power lines.

Contact Customer Service

If you find trees that need to be trimmed, contact Customer Service at (530) 587-3896.  Please do not attempt to trim trees that are near power lines yourself.  Doing so, can put you at a serious risk of injury.

Each year, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District undertakes a line clearance/tree trimming program to trim or remove trees that are within the power line right of way.  This program is mandated by the California Department of Forestry in an attempt to help reduce the risk of fire from incidental contact between tree branches and overhead high voltage power lines. 

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District understands how important trees are to our community.  Therefore, the District and our contractor will make every effort to work with property owners to reach a mutually beneficial agreement about the proposed trimming.  The contractor who performs this work is required to have a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.