Trees & Electricity








When planting trees on your property, always remember to watch for overhead power lines (and remember to call before you dig to locate underground utilities). The tree you plant now could grow into nearby power lines in the years to come, and become not only a potential hazard to the energized lines, but to children and tree trimmers as well.

When planting new trees, keep in mind how tall the tree will grow at maturity, and plant accordingly to keep them well away from power lines.

For existing trees, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC) has a tree trimming crew to trim or remove trees that pose a current or potential future problem to the electric system. If you notice trees in your area that are becoming a potential hazard, give us a call and our tree trimmers can be scheduled to safely correct the problem.