Safety and service reliability are the 2 most important and necessary reasons for trimming trees near power lines.
Trimming trees on a consistent cycle is necessary for safety as it prevents unwanted contact between tree limbs and lines.
Additionally, safety, as it relates to clearance, is directly related to service reliability. Because we live in an area where inclement weather is common, it’s that much more important that we maintain clearance. During storms and high winds, trees and limbs can sway and make contact with power lines, ultimately causing service interruptions or prolonged outages.