Be Tree Wise to Avoid Injury

January 23, 2022 – When it comes to pruning vegetation, the difference between being tree wise and being careless could result in serious death or injury. LCEC reminds customers to never attempt to prune vegetation near electrical wires or remove branches that are touching power lines. Touching or contacting a power line with body parts, tools, or trimmings may cause a powerful electric shock. During tree care, all tools, body, and tree parts must remain a minimum of 10 feet away from energized lines. Contact a professional arborist and contact LCEC before performing or contracting tree work near our electric lines. When trees are within 10 feet of primary lines, LCEC can schedule safe clearing in advance of tree care. To complete an online request, LCEC customers can visit