Trimming trees around power lines
Keeping trees trimmed around electric power lines is important to ensure
public safety and maintain the integrity of the power system. Longmont Power
& Communications trims trees in public rights of way, including streets
and alleys, near all main high-voltage lines that bring power to the poles
near your home or business. Trees completely on private property that interfere
with the lines running from poles to your house or business are the responsibility
of the property owner.
At your request, LPC will temporarily turn off power to your home or business
so you can do maintenance tree trimming. The service is free during regular
business hours, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may also schedule
a shut off after hours and on weekends and holidays. However, you will be
billed for crew and vehicle time as well as materials used. Two working days
notice is required for all requests.
To request a temporary shut off for maintenance trimming, call Longmont Power
& Communications during regular business hours at (303) 651-8386.
If you must contact us after hours to schedule a shut off, call City Source,
the citys 24-hour information source, at (303) 774-4370. Then press
1294 to leave your name, addresses, and phone number. Also, please mention
that you are requesting a temporary shut-off for tree trimming.
Because LPC promotes the dual goals of vegetation management near power equipment and abundant foliage, we are proud to be a member of the American Public Power Association's Tree Power Program
. The program recognizes our efforts to support tree planting and maintain a beautiful, vibrant community.