She did say that the company wanted to work with property.
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. PG&E and our tree contractors do not have the authority to remove wood because the trees on your land are your property.
As a courtesy, tree crews cut larger limbs into more manageable lengths and leave wood on-site for customer use. 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.
2. 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. CAL FIRE recommends: Creating feet of defensible space by removing all flammable vegetation and any dead or dying plants within 30 feet of your home and having a fuel reduction zone in the remaining 70 feet. Removing surface litter, such as leaves, pine needles, twigs, bark, cones and pods.
Trees that fall or grow into power lines and facilities can create safety hazards, cause power outages and increase the risk of wildfires. We inspect approximatelymiles of our transmission and distribution power lines each year, with some locations patrolled multiple times a year. We also prune or remove approximately 1 million trees. CGS §as amended by PAspecifies when an electric or telecommunications companies can (1) trim or remove trees, both within the tree belt and on private property, to ensure the reliability of its service or (2) relocate its lines.
The law generally requires the company to.