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Trees and Power Lines

Never attempt to trim a tree close to or touching a power line. Only specially trained line-clearing professionals should work around power lines. Check your local listings to locate a contractor qualified to trim vegetation around power lines. Before work begins, be sure to verify that the contractor is licensed and insured, and complies with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances and/or permits.

We routinely inspect trees that interfere with power lines and trim them on a planned schedule.  If we need to trim a tree in your yard, we'll attempt to contact you before doing any work. Learn more about PNM's tree trimming process

The best long term approach to prevent future power line problems is to remove tall growing trees and re-plant with low growing varieties. Learn about other steps you can take

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