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2022-06-18 18:29:51 By : Mr. Ray Zhang

Some would say that spring is simply the most delightful time of the year here in Seattle (and frankly, it’s hard to disagree!). As trees and shrubs begin to blossom, it may be tempting to go outside and start trimming. Before you break out the shears, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. We reached out to City Light’s arboriculturist and resident tree buff Heidi Asplund for tips on how to keep your pines, maples and family safe around power lines.

Here are a few of Heidi’s handy safety tips:

Check out this video about City Light’s Vegetation Management’s pruning program! 

If you have questions about power lines near trees, email

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