Trees and power lines

We inspect street trees near power lines and program our pruning accordingly. Pruning is usually minor, as the previous year’s work sets the branch framework and we only need to remove regrowth. Occasionally a tree may need additional work, but the percentage is small considering we manage more than 50,000 trees.

Download our Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (PDF, 2MB), or get a hard copy between 8am and 4pm weekdays from Park Services, 730 Inkerman Road, Caulfield North.

We update the Electric Line Clearance Management Plan in July each year. We’ll action other pruning requests on an individual basis after inspection by a qualified arborist (usually within 30 days), and attend to urgent works as a priority.

Pruning dates

Block In the area bounded by Pruning dates
1 Dandenong, Balaclava Roads, Hotham Street, Inkerman and Orrong Roads 1 July to 31 August 2022
2 Balaclava, Hawthorn, Glenhuntly Roads and Hotham Street 1 September to 1 November 2022
3 Dandenong, Koornang, Glenhuntly and Hawthorn Roads 1 November 2022 to 31 January 2023
4 Glenhuntly, Hawthorn, North Roads, and Nepean Hwy 1 February to 31 March 2023
5 Glenhuntly, Koornang, North and Hawthorn Roads 1 April to 30 June 2023
6 Dandenong, Poath, North and Koornang Roads 1 July to 31 August 2023
7 North, Tucker, Centre Roads and Thomas Street 1 September to 30 October 2023
8 North, Warrigal, Centre and Tucker Roads 1 November 2023 to 31 January 2024
9 Centre, Tucker, South Roads, Nepean Hwy and Thomas Street 1 February to 30 April 2024
10 Center, Warrigal, South and Tucker Roads 1 May to 30 June 2024


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