Tree trimming eliminates potentially hazardous situations and helps avoid power interruptions during storms and high winds.
As part of Burlington Hydro’s ongoing commitment to provide reliable service, a wide scale tree trimming program is in place. Tree trimming eliminates potentially hazardous situations and helps avoid needless power interruptions during storms and high winds, which make up a significant portion of all outages. Trimming trees to clear hydro lines is followed by clean-up of related debris, all at Burlington Hydro’s expense. Residents are notified by letter in advance of tree trimming activities in their neighbourhood.
In addition to our regular tree trimming maintenance schedule, Burlington Hydro is often contacted by tree trimming service companies who are removing/trimming trees and providing related services to various customers. This can sometimes involve a request to cut power in and around where this work is taking place for safety reasons. In such cases, every effort is made to provide at least 48 hours notification to customers.
Requests have been on the rise in Burlington from customers and contractors requesting that power be disconnected to allow for the removal of Ash trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer insect.