2021 Plan for Vegetation & Tree Trimming

Nelson Hydro will be continuing to undertake a tree trimming and hazard tree removal program within the City of Nelson and surrounding service area.The work will include trimming and pruning all vegetation and trees in close proximity to power lines to minimum industry standard specifications. These specifications will result in “wire to vegetation” clearances as follows:

  • Communication lines (Telus/Shaw, etc.) - 1 meter clearance
  • Distribution primary voltage (25,000 volts) - 3 metres clearance
  • Distribution secondary voltage (750 volts or less) - 1 metre clearance
  • Transmission voltage (60,000 volts) - 5 metres clearance

Certified Utility Arborists

The work is done by Certified Utility Arborists, and may include more than one contractor crew. All crews will have the Nelson Hydro logo displayed on their trucks.

Arboricultural Techniques

Crews have been instructed to directionally prune using proper arboricultural techniques to obtain the minimum clearances as listed above. Safety and fewer tree-related hydro outages are the primary objectives, with future tree health and customer sensitivity always a consideration.


If you have any concerns, or special considerations that you would like us to be aware of, please call 250-352-8240. If your call is after regular working hours, please leave a message and someone will respond the next working day. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this safety and reliability initiative.

Notice of Vegetation Management 

400 to 700 blocks of Nelson Ave (west side) - August 3 to 6, 2021

Longbeach Road - June 21 to 29, 2021

Poplar St at Front St - June 7 to 10, 2021

600 to 1200 blocks of Mill Street - May 17 to 21, 2021 

Harrop and Procter - May and June 2021

Fairbank Road - May 17 to 21, 2021 

More Information

For more information, call 250-352-8240.