2015 Plan for Vegetation & Tree Trimming

Beginning mid-April 2015, Nelson Hydro will be undertaking a tree trimming and hazard tree removal program within the City of Nelson throughout the remainder of 2015. The work will include trimming and pruning all vegetation and trees in close proximity to power lines to minimum industry standard specifications. These specifications will result in “wire to vegetation” clearances as follows:

  • Communication lines (Telus/Shaw, etc.) - 1 meter clearance
  • Distribution primary voltage (25,000 volts) - 3 metres clearance
  • Distribution secondary voltage (750 volts or less) - 1 metre clearance
  • Transmission voltage (60,000 volts) - 5 metres clearance

Certified Utility Arborists

The work will be done by Certified Utility Arborists, and may include more than one contractor crew. All crews will have the Nelson Hydro logo displayed on their trucks.

Map

The Tree Trimming Map(PDF) illustrates the areas involved and the proposed sequence of work.

Arboricultural Techniques

Crews have been instructed to directionally prune using proper arboricultural techniques to obtain the minimum clearances as listed above. Safety and fewer tree-related hydro outages are the primary objectives, with future tree health and customer sensitivity always a consideration.

Concerns

If you have any concerns, or special considerations that you would like us to be aware of, please call 250-352-8240. If your call is after regular working hours, please leave a message and someone will respond the next working day. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this safety and reliability initiative.

More Information

For more information, call 250-352-8240.