Are my trees too close to powerlines?
In urban areas, the minimum clearances are typically 2.5 metres to the side and 2 metres below the powerlines, while in semi-rural and rural areas the minimum clearances are typically 4 metres to the side and 2.5 metres below.
However, the clearance zones may vary in your area depending on the type of conductor used to transport electricity, the fire risk and distance between two poles (span).
Allow for reasonable regrowth when trimming your trees, so they can be maintained outside the clearance zones all year round.
For full details about safe tree distance, view our tree and powerline safety brochure.