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Utilities & Trees

Avoid power lines when planting
Trees and utilities can coexist when planned properly.

Underground utilities

Trees should be planted 10 feet from sewer, water and gas lines. You can locate the side sewer serving your property here. To locate all underground utlities, contact Call Before You Dig, 1-800-424-5555 two days before digging.

Power lines

City Light employees and contractor crews work to maintain safe and reliable electric service by clearing branches, limbs and fallen trees away from power lines. Seattle City Light customers are expected to keep the line drop from pole to home or other buildings clear of trees and obstructions.

More information about City Light’s electrical safety tree trimming program

If you are concerned that a tree may be interfering or putting electrical lines at risk or have a question about the tree trimming program, contact City Light (206) 386-1733 or click here. A City Light employee will respond to your questions or concerns, usually within two working days.

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