Tree Trimming

It is the PUD's responsibility to maintain our facilities so they are reliable and safe. Our tree trimming and removal program is part of this commitment to our customers and employees. It is also required and regulated by state and federal law.

We trim and remove trees that interfere with transmission, primary (high voltage) and secondary (individual service) power lines within our easements and rights-of-way.

When reports of problem trees are turned in by customers or PUD line inspectors, they are recorded and transmitted to the Operations and/or Engineering Departments. These departments are responsible for checking out the report, deciding on the action required and doing what is necessary, which may include contacting the customer and reviewing the situation with them.


Download a PDF Document Icon Tree Trimming Permit here.


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If you are saying NO to us regarding trimming or removing your

tree/trees that are interfering with with our transmission lines,

primary (high voltage) or secondary (individual service) click on

the link below to see what can happen when the tree timming or

tree removal is not done.


 Click on this link to view what happened in Bellingham Washington when customer refused