Tree management

At Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIE Networks), we cut over 6,000 kilometres of trees and vegetation every year.

Broken branches or trees falling on overhead electricity lines can cause network damage and power cuts.

Particularly during storms or severe weather. By cutting back trees that are close to electricity lines, we reduce this type of damage.

We often need to plan electricity outages to allow our tree cutters to work safely. In certain circumstances, we can carry out live line tree cutting.

Find out more about our live line working techniques.


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