If you plan to clear your yard or land of trees for any reason, there are some things you need to be aware of—power lines.
Cutting down trees is serious business. Contrary to popular belief, trees can be a great conductor of electricity.
Look overhead and to all side surrounding the cutting site. Make sure the tree or limbs won't come in contact with any power lines when it falls.
Use extreme caution when cutting in windy conditions.
If a tree or limb does fall across a line, do not try to remove it, even if you think the line is not energized.
Call Black Hills Electric Cooperative immediately at 605-673-4461 or 800-742-0085. Our trained personnel will safely remove the tree. If you have trees near power lines that need to be removed, contact your cooperative, we may remove the tree for you at little or no cost to you.