Even if you live in a rural area, you’ll still encounter power lines around your home. These are critical to provide you with the electricity that you need to live a comfortable life. However, they can also present some landscaping challenges. When you have a lot of trees in your yard, one of them growing near the power lines is almost inevitable. Why is this such an issue?
One of the biggest risks when you have trees growing near power lines in your yard is a fire breaking out. The electrical current that is in the power lines can jump out and make contact with the tree if it’s close enough. As a result, a large fire can start in a short period of time. Any trees that are near power lines should regularly be trimmed and evaluated to make sure that there is no risk of them coming into contact with the lines.
When trees grow close to power lines, there is a chance that animals will climb up the trees and gnaw on the wires. This does not always happen, but there is an elevated risk that someone will try to chew on the cable and potentially do damage that interrupts your power. The animals could also be shocked or harmed as a result, and nobody wants to hurt wildlife!
Finally, the biggest danger of having trees growing near power lines is a branch or the entire tree falling on the lines and creating an open current. While a wire might not look dangerous as it is lying on the ground, it can be a live wire. This can mean that surrounding objects, like vehicles or fences, could also be conducting electricity and dangerous to touch. Any time that you notice a downed line, you should immediately call your power company to notify them. Next, you can contact the tree care professionals at Harford Tree to take care of the tree.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.