Trees close to power lines can be very dangerous, and can also cause power cuts – so there are a few rules about them.
Your local network company may issue you with a ‘cut and trim’ notice if a tree on your property is close to a power line. Sometimes they may carry out the first trim.
Your network company must have all the relevant information about trees and power lines on their website – including the dangers of trees, what a safe distance from lines should be, and the risks of cutting them back. This is all covered by the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003.
Contact your local network company for more information.