This is a good question, since most of our outages are caused by vegetation. This year, we are investing $60M to clear our lines.
Each year, we carry out pruning on some 17,500 km of distribution lines. Since our system is made up of over 115,000 km of lines, this work must be done at regular intervals, every three to six years. This is referred to as the pruning cycle.
If you are planning to plant a tree near a distribution line, use our handy Choosing the Right Tree or Shrub tool.