That’s a good question, since the risk of damage or power outages is very real. However, a number of situations are possible and you must first determine what type of wire it is.
If you notice that a weak tree or branch risks damaging your home’s service loop and that you own the tree, you must rectify the situation. If the tree doesn’t belong to you, notify the owner of the risk it poses.
If you notice that vegetation is too close to a medium-voltage line, we will respond as quickly as possible, depending on the potential danger involved. Please complete the online form to report the situation or contact our customer services at 1 888 385-7252.
If there is a climbing plant within three metres of a transformer or a medium-voltage power line, don't touch it and contact Hydro-Québec.
Warning: Tree pruning and felling are dangerous activities, especially when there are power lines nearby. Make sure you get a qualified arborist to do this work.