The Dangers of Tree Removal
Tree removal near power lines is an extremely dangerous situation. You should only ever utilize the help of a professional arborist to help with your tree removal. The most important thing for arborists to remember while working near power lines is to assume that the lines are always live and capable of harm. The slightest interaction with your equipment, tools, you, or the tree has the potential to remove power from the community. In more extreme scenarios you or someone nearby can be electrocuted by the loose wire.
It’s important for you to know that power lines are not insulated to protect us necessarily. The black outside you see on power lines is actually for water proofing and surviving rain. The fact is most trees that need removal are breaking down from the inside outwards. This means that the trees are not stable, and are simply waiting for the right amount of force to fall. There is nothing we can do to absolutely control the tree once it has fallen. Physics and gravity will take its course. It’s on the professionals to make sure everyone is safe throughout the removal process.
Property owners should never even attempt to remove a tree on their own. These tasks should always be reserved for the professional arborists who know exactly what they’re dealing with.