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Trees, shrubs, and other vegetation can cause safety hazards and power outages if they grow into or near power lines. In support of safety, we regularly trim or remove trees that are dead, dying, or diseased, or growing near or under power lines.
Vegetation management is a broad term that describes work we do to minimize the impact trees and vegetation have on providing safe and reliable electric service. It includes hazard tree assessments, tree pruning and removal, brush removal and weed abatement.
It is a matter of public safety and for the reliability of the power grid. California regulations require utilities to trim trees or vegetation so they don’t grow into or fall into high-voltage power lines, which could not only cause a power outage, but could spark a fire or be a danger to the public.
If you have any questions about vegetation located near SCE power lines, contact SCE Customer Support:
- Report an object caught in power lines: 1-800-611-1911
- Report an outage: 1-800-611-1911
- Before you dig: Call 811
- Electrical Emergency: Call 911
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