1. Powerline Certified
It is illegal to work within 4 metres or two tree lengths of powerlines without being qualified. Whether the lines are in a forest or in front of your home, you will need to hire a professional to service your trees. Our whole team of qualified arborists are Qualified and Eastland Network certified. You could not be in better hands having the right equipment and expertise is paramount to Arborcare Tree Company to ensure your safety and that of our team.
2. Eastland Network Approved
Arborcare Tree Company is fully Eastland Network approved, so they know what to do, when to do it and, most importantly, what not to do under any circumstances.
3. Safety of Equipment
Arborcare Tree Company is very proud of its fleet of top line equipment to ensure the highest level of professionalism and safety. Our equipment is regularly serviced and cleaned to ensure the safety of all.
4. Your Responsibility
A tree is your responsibility if you own the land it is growing on. Under the regulations, trees must be kept 4m clear of high voltage over head powerlines. Visit the Eastland site for a full illustration and table of powerline guidelines.
Electricity network companies and tree owners must both comply with their obligations under the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. If you are a tree owner who is given notice to cut or trim a tree, and you fail to do so, or you fail to advise Eastland Network of the time of the cut or trim, you could be fined up to $10,000 plus $500 a day.
You could also be liable for costs in outages and repair of power lines if damage has been caused by your trees.
5. The Why
Trees close to power lines are a safety hazard, with the potential for causing injury or death by electrocution.
Trees near power lines are also a major cause of power outages.
Overgrown trees also prevent our powerline crews from repairing valuable equipment quickly and can delay the process of restoring power to get power supply back up and running.