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Description of situation
* I confirm that I am an authorized representative of a municipality
and that the tree or trees in the request belong to the municipality I represent.

Is anybody or anything (tool, ladder or branch) liable to get within 3 m of any of the wires shown while the work is being done?

Think about the way a cut branch or tree would fall. And consider that a worker could lose control of a tool or ladder.

Safety warning

LOOK UP FROM THE GROUND. STAY AWAY FROM THE LINES AND DON’T LET ANYBODY OR ANYTHING (TOOL, LADDER, TAPE MEASURE OR ANYTHING ELSE) GET WITHIN 3 M OF THEM.

What type of lines are they? Select the picture that looks like most like the situation that concerns you, then click on Continue at the bottom of the page.

You have selected MEDIUM-VOLTAGE lines.

Safety warning

By law, only an arborist authorized by Hydro-Québec is allowed to carry out tree pruning or felling work that might require a person, part of a tree or a tool to come within 3 m of a medium-voltage line at any time.

Stay away from the wires and don’t let anybody or anything (tool, ladder, tape measure or anything else) get within 3 m of them.

If you are concerned by one of these situations, let us know.

  • A tree or big branch is leaning on a wire.
  • A tree or big branch looks like it may fall onto a wire.
  • A climbing plant is twining around a wire.
  • There are sparks or arcing between branches and wires.

Report a hazard involving vegetation near power lines

You have selected low-voltage lines.

Do you see either of these situations?
  • The sheathing is obviously damaged.
  • There are three bare stacked wires.

Safety warning

If the insulating sheath is obviously damaged, or if the three stacked wires are bare, stay away from the lines and don’t let anybody or anything (tool, ladder, tape measure or anything else) get within 3 m of them.

If you are concerned by one of these situations, let us know.

  • A tree or big branch is leaning on a wire.
  • A tree or big branch looks like it may fall onto a wire.
  • A climbing plant is twining around a wire.
  • There are sparks or arcing between branches and wires.

Report a hazard involving vegetation near power lines

Low-voltage lines are a serious shock hazard, even though they have a insulating sheath, because they can carry thousands of amps. As a precaution, never touch them directly or indirectly, because the sheathing may be damaged, even if it doesn’t look like it.

We recommend that you have the work done by an arborist who is a member of SIAQ (Société internationale d’arboriculture Québec, the Québec chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture).

Display the list of arborists who are SIAQ members in the region (in French).

Thank you for putting safety first when planning your work.

You have selected telecommunications wires.

Telecommunications wires are not an electrical hazard, because they are sheathed and have a voltage of approximately 12 V. However, it is important to take care not to damage these wires.

Hydro-Québec does not prune or cut down trees to clear telecommunications wires.

We recommend that you have the work done by an arborist who is a member of SIAQ (Société internationale d’arboriculture Québec, the Québec chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture).

Display the list of arborists who are SIAQ members in the region (in French).

Thank you for putting safety first when planning your work.

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