Trees Near Power Lines

Minnesota Power has a routine vegetation maintenance cycle. We trim and/or remove vegetation that interferes with electric facilities.

If trees on your property are growing into power lines, and it appears that the trees must be cut, please call Minnesota Power at 1-800-228-4966. A Minnesota Power representative will visit the property and evaluate the trees for trimming or removal that interfere with electric lines. In some cases Minnesota Power may cut the tree down, trim branches or offer to drop the customer service wire so that they or a contractor can perform the work. Minnesota Power does not clean up any type of tree debris for this work.

If a tree has been damaged in some manner (storm, disease, fire) Minnesota Power may cut the tree down, trim branches or remove the hazard to restore electric service. Minnesota Power does not clean up any tree debris. Cleanup is the responsibility of the customer that owns the tree.

The Right Tree Brochure

The Right Tree booklet provides guidance for homeowners, businesses and other landowners on selection and placement of trees to maximize their benefits and to avoid any hazards the trees might create.

Read the Right Tree Brochure