Powerline tree pruning
Powerline tree pruning

Powerline tree pruning

Powerline tree pruning

Pruning requests for trees near powerlines.
Last updated on: 22 March 2024


If a branch/tree is currently causing an emergency, please telephone Western Power immediately on 13 13 51.
The following situations are considered an emergency:
  • the tree is hitting powerlines and creating sparks
  • the tree has a broken branch resting on the powerlines
  • a tree has fallen over and is resting on the powerlines.
Please also report it to the City by calling 1300 422 664. The City will provide support to Western Power. You can call this number 24-hours a day for urgent/high priority assistance. This will allow an Officer to respond with the highest priority.

When do I lodge a powerline pruning request?

If the answer is yes to any of the following questions, please lodge a request below:
  • are the leaves touching the powerlines?
  • are branches touching the powerlines?
  • are branches growing through the powerlines?

Main Roads

The Main Roads department are responsible for the maintenance of trees along:
  • Roe Highway
  • Albany Highway
  • South Street
  • Orrong Road
  • Leach Highway.
If the request relates to trees on these roads, please contact Main Roads on 13 81 38 or enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au

Pink ribbon tied around trees

  • Western Power's Vegetation Management Officer has assessed the tree as privately owned and requires pruning for powerline clearance. Please contact Western Power on 13 10 87 during office hours if you have any queries.
  • Western Power strongly recommends that property owners engage a professional, trained and insured tree management company (arborist) to prune branches within the clearance zone of a powerline, as it is very dangerous to trim trees anywhere near powerlines.

Tree reference numbers

  • All City maintained trees are identified by a tree asset number.
  • To support efficient processes, the City encourages residents to use our mapping tool to identify the tree related to the request. Please include this tree reference number in the notes of the request.

Raise a request

  • To request tree pruning near powerlines, please click on the button below.
  • The City will complete an investigation within three (3) working days.