Can I prune trees myself?

Never attempt to prune trees near power lines yourself. Only qualified line clearance tree contractors are allowed to work within a minimum of 10 feet of high voltage lines. If there is any question, call Umatilla Electric Cooperative at (541) 567-6414 for an inspection of your tree and line situation.

Phone and cable company lines, those usually found in the lowest position on a pole, do not have clearance requirements, because they do not carry any significant electrical current.