CenterPoint EnergyElectric Transmission and Distribution
Can I trim trees around power lines?

No! Serious injury or death can occur when untrained homeowners or workers try to trim trees around energized power lines. By law, unless you coordinate with CenterPoint Energy to do the work safely, only professionals authorized by CenterPoint Energy are allowed to trim or remove trees next to energized power lines. These professionals have been properly trained and equipped to work safely around power lines.