How We Trim – Service & Secondary Lines

YVEA’s tree trimming contractor follows guidelines set forth by the Utility Arborist Association, Tree Care Industry Association, and the National Electric Safety Code. All crews are professionally trained to recognize hazardous situations and use proper pruning techniques to correct those situations.

They use directional pruning, which removes entire branches and limbs to the main tree trunk or large lateral branch. This technique directs future growth away from power lines, reduces re-growth, and protects the tree from decay while preserving as much beauty as possible. We avoid tree topping because topped trees can quickly regain their original height and the large number of fast-growing sprouts are susceptible to breakage and storm damage.

  • service linesService and Secondary Lines: These wires are more resistant to tree contact, and the homeowner is responsible for trimming trees to prevent them from growing into service lines. Before you or your contractor trim or remove trees close to service lines (pole-to-home wires), contact YVEA to ask us to turn off the power. We turn off electricity temporarily by dropping the service line to the ground and restoring it when your work is complete -- at no cost to you during normal business hours.