An on-going trimming program provides safety when it comes to tree and utility lines.  Trees that interfere, or have the probability of interfering, with utility lines will be trimmed in a manner to achieve the required clearances as specified by the City and in accordance with the California Public Utilities Commission.  In addition to abiding by the clearance specifications set forth in Rule 35 of General Order 95, utility line clearance pruning will be performed to protect the current health and condition of the tree and to maintain its symmetry.  Limbs overhanging primary conductors will be removed, and natural pruning techniques that utilize the least number of cuts will be made to direct growth away from the utility lines.

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