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A6. SCE confers with the property owner to explain the tree removal process. SCE obtains customer permission prior to the removal of a tree. Under imminent situations, SCE reserves the right to proceed without permission. An SCE tree trimming crew will cut down the tree at no charge to the customer. The crew will dispose of the tree or, if the property owner chooses, cut it into firewood.
Q7. SCE adopted the California Public Utilities Commission’s guidelines for tree trimming. In high fire risk areas, SCE is trimming a foot clearance (at the time of trim) from a power line to ensure the minimum required clearance is never threatened. A map of California’s high fire risk areas can be found at shrubhauling.bar Only specially trained tree trimmers can work near power lines. Homeowners who hire their own tree trimmers to prune or remove trees near wires must first notify SCE.
This includes work on any tree within 10 feet of SCE lines or trees that could come in contact with wires or equipment if they fall. 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 # # #.
Company spokespeople say owners could have avoided unsightly trims if they had kept their trees from growing into power lines, or planted different trees decades ago, mindful of how big they might eventually grow.
Mar 18, An SCE-paid work crew had cut back to the trunk every single street-facing limb from two very tall, year-old pine trees. Up and down the block, other trees had also been deeply cut.