Pruning and cutting down trees near power lines is regulated by law, because it is very hazardous work
If you are planning to put in a pool, put up a shed or do any other construction that requires cutting down or pruning one or more of your trees and there are power lines nearby, you are responsible for doing the tree pruning and felling required, doing it safely and paying for it.
If you don’t own the tree to be pruned or cut down, you need the owner’s permission before going ahead.
BEFORE pruning or cutting down any trees, you should answer a few questions to find out how to proceed.
If you are a municipal representative, you can ask Hydro-Québec to assess the tree pruning or felling required.