Find Options for Tree Trimming Assistance

Do not climb trees or trim trees that are located near power lines, and keep children from doing the same. Even momentary contact with a powerline, or a tree or tree branch that is in contact with a power line, can severely injure or kill. Hiring a qualified contractor to trim trees near power lines is a safer alternative. Contact ComEd if you have any questions about tree trimming in these situations.

ComEd does not perform non-emergency tree trimming for the wire running directly to customers’ meters (the service wire). If you plan to do any trimming on your own or hire a contractor to trim, please call us at 1-800-EDISON-1 at least five days prior to your scheduled trimming. ComEd will either drop or de-energize your service wire, and once trimming is finished, ComEd will re-connect it. Your home will be without power until your service line is re-connected. There is no charge for this service.

Several options are available for trees that are near power lines between utility poles located on your property.

Line Clearance by ComEd
ComEd’s qualified line clearance tree trimmers can provide clearance around primary and secondary lines so that a private contractor can safely trim or remove the rest of your tree. Please contact us to get more information about this service and a written estimate for the work.

De-energize Lines
ComEd will, in certain cases, stop the electricity flowing through the power lines near the tree(s) in question, allowing a private contractor to work around de-energized lines. Please contact ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661) and request a “line maintenance investigation” (LMI) to see if this is an option for you. There is no charge for this inquiry.

Private Contractor
You may also consult a non-ComEd tree contractor that employs line clearance qualified tree trimmers (in accordance with industry safety requirements found in the current version of ANSI Z133.1) to trim or remove your tree. You are responsible for all costs associated with this option.

You may contact ComEd at 800-EDISON-1 (800-334-7661) should you have additional questions about these options.