When you plant a tree, be sure to maintain the required minimum clearance from power lines to prevent outages and nuisances in the future. Tree selection tool.
If vegetation is too close to a power line, contact Hydro-Québec.
Nothing is allowed to come within three metres of a power line when you are doing work outside the house (pool maintenance, scaffolding, tree pruning, etc.).
See Power safety.
If you need to dig (construction work, installing a pool, erecting a fence, planting a tree, etc.) call Info-Excavation at 1 800 ON-EXCAVE
(1 800 663-9228) to avoid damaging electrical, gas or telecommunications lines.
You can help avoid accidents and outages by adopting safe habits for your everyday electricity use. See the Power safety section.
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