Trees and Powerlines

Did you know that tree limbs and branches that come into contact with power lines are a primary cause of power outages during severe weather?

Here's what you need to know about trees and powerlines.

Tree-Trimming for Reliability and Safety - 2018 Tree-Trimming Schedule and Map

During severe weather, trees can cause power outages when branches come into contact with power lines.

To prevent power outages, Guelph Hydro contracts Asplundh Canada ULC to trim trees on a three-year cycle to maintain safe clearance around power lines in Guelph and Rockwood.

Asplundh's professional arborists use natural pruning methods to maintain the health of the trees. Pruning clearances around primary lines must be at least three metres and at least one metre around secondary lines but may be more for fast-growing species.

More information about tree-trimming can be found in Electrical Safety Authority booklet entitled: Trimming Trees Around Powerlines.

2018 Tree-Trimming Schedule

Between January and May, 2018, Asplundh will be trimming trees on behalf of Guelph Hydro in the six sections that make up Area #2 in Guelph as illustrated on the map below.

As per our normal procedures, at least three days before Asplundh crews arrive in a neighbourhood, customers will receive a hand-delivered notice indicating that trees in the area will be trimmed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our arborist:

Email: arborist1@cogeco.ca
Telephone: 1-866-232-5845

Map Showing Area Where Trees Will be Trimmed in 2018

Note: The above map is not accessible. Below are lists of the streets in each area where trees will be trimmed in 2018. 

A large format map is also available upon request. Please contact Customer Service by email or call 519-822-3010. 

Section One Street Names
ALICE ST
ARMSTRONG AVE
ARTHUR ST S
AUDREY AVE
BALSARROCH PL
BELL AVE
BEVERLEY ST
BOULT AVE
BROCKVILLE AVE
CROSS ST
DODDS AVE
DUKE ST
ELIZABETH ST
EMPIRE ST
ERIE ST
FERGUSON ST
FLORENCE LANE
GARIBALDI ST
HARRIS ST
HAYES AVE
HOOD ST
HOOPER ST
HOWITT ST
HURON ST
JOHNSTON ST
KINGSMILL AVE
LAWRENCE AVE
MANITOBA ST
MARGARET ST
MENZIE AVE
MORRIS ST
NEEVE ST
OLIVER ST
ONTARIO ST
RICHARDSON ST
SACKVILLE ST
SHORT ST
SIMCOE ST
SMITH AVE
STEVENSON ST N
STEVENSON ST S
TORONTO ST
VICTORIA RD N
VICTORIA RD S
WALTER ST
WATERWORKS PL
WHEELER AVE
WOOD ST
WYNDHAM ST S
YORK RD
Section Two Street Names
ANTHONY AVE
ARDMAY CRES
ARTHUR ST N
ARTHUR ST S
BENNETT AVE
BRUNSWICK LANE
CADILLAC DR
CALGARY AVE
CALLANDER DR
CASSINO AVE
CLARA ST
CRESTWOOD PL
DELMAR BLVD
DRUMMOND PL
DUNKIRK AVE
EASTVIEW RD
EDMONTON DR
ERAMOSA RD
ERIN AVE
FRANCHETTO BLVD
FRANKLIN AVE
GRANGE RD
GRANGE ST
GROVE ST
HADATI RD
HARDY ST
HEFFERNAN ST
HEPBURN AVE
HILLCREST DR
JACKSON ST
JANE ST
JOSEPH ST
KARA LEE CRT
KING ST
LANE ST
LAURINE AVE
LAVERNE AVE
LEMON ST
LINCOLN CRES
LOUISA DR
MacDONELL ST
METCALFE ST
MEYER DR
MITCHELL ST
MONTREAL RD
NEW ST
NORMANDY DR
ORCHARD CRES
OTTAWA CRES
PALMER ST
PARKHOLM AVE
PROSPECT AVE
QUEEN ST
REGENT ST
ROSE ST
ROSEDALE AVE
RYAN AVE
SHIRLEY AVE
ST CATHARINE ST
STEVENSON ST N
STEVENSON ST S
STUART ST
TOBEY AVE
VANCOUVER DR
VICTORIA RD N
VICTORIA RD S
WESTMINSTER AVE
WESTOBY PL
WILLIAM ST
WINSTON CRES
Section Three Street Names
ACORN PL
ARDMAY CRES
ARTHUR ST N
BALSAM DR
CALLANDER DR
CHESTNUT PL
COTE DR
DANWOOD PL
DELHI ST
DERRY ST
EMMA ST
ERAMOSA RD
GLENHILL PL
HAVELOCK ST
HAWTHORNE PL
KING ST
KIRSTEN DR
KNIGHTSWOOD BLVD
LINDEN PL
MANHATTAN CRT
MARLBOROUGH RD
METCALFE ST
MITCHELL ST
NORWICH ST E
ORCHARD CRES
PAUL AVE
PEARL ST
PETER AVE
PHILIP AVE
PINE DR
PLEASANT RD
QUEEN ST
RENFIELD ST
SHERIDAN ST
SHERWOOD DR
SKOV CRES
SPEEDVALE AVE E
SPRING ST
SPRUCE PL
ST CATHARINE ST
STEVENSON ST N
STUART ST
SUNNYLEA CRES
TAMARACK PL
TERRY BLVD
VICTORIA RD N
WALNUT DR
WAVERLEY DR
Section Four Street Names
BALMORAL DR
BERKLEY PL
BRIGHTON ST
CATHCART ST
CLIVE AVE
COLLINGWOOD ST
COUNTRY CLUB DR
DELHI ST
DELTA ST
DEVONSHIRE PL
DUMBARTON ST
ETON PL
FAIRWAY LANE
GLADSTONE AVE
GOLFVIEW RD
INVERNESS DR
KENSINGTON ST
KINGSLEY CRT
KITCHENER AVE
KNIGHTSWOOD BLVD
LANGSIDE ST
LILAC PL
MARLBOROUGH RD
METCALFE ST
NELSON RD
RENFIELD ST
RIVERVIEW DR
RIVERVIEW PL
SHAFTESBURY AVE
SHERIDAN ST
SPEEDVALE AVE E
STEVENSON ST N
SUMAC PL
VERMONT ST
VICTORIA RD N
WAVERLEY DR
WINDERMERE CRT
WINDSOR ST
WOLSELEY RD
WOODLAWN RD E
Section Five Street Names
ACKER ST
ALGOMA DR
ALGONQUIN RD
ATTO DR
BIRCHBANK BLVD
BLACKBIRD CRES
BOWEN DR
BRANT AVE
CARERE CRES
CARIBOU CRES
CARMINE PL
CARTER DR
CHELTONWOOD AVE
CHESTERFIELD AVE
CHESTNUT PL
COULING CRES
COUNTRY CLUB DR
DAKOTA DR
DALEBROOK PL
DAVIS ST
DELAWARE AVE
DELTA ST
DeSHANE ST
DRUMMOND PL
EASTVIEW RD
ELEANOR CRT
ELGINFIELD DR
ERAMOSA RD
ERIC CRT
FERNDALE AVE
FLETCHER CRT
FOBERT CRT
GLENBROOK DR
GLENBURNIE DR
GOLDENVIEW DR
GOLFVIEW RD
GREENVIEW ST
HASTINGS BLVD
HILLTOP RD
HYLAND RD
INGRAM DR
INVERNESS DR
ISLINGTON AVE
JEFFREY DR
KINLOCK ST
LAURIE LANE
LEADER LANE
LINKE PL
LONGFELLOW AVE
MAUDE LANE
MOHAWK DR
MONTANA RD
MONTGOMERY ST
MOUNTFORD DR
MULLIN DR
MUSKOKA DR
MUSSEN ST
NEWSTEAD ST
NICHOLAS WAY
NORMA CRES
PARKER PL
PONDVIEW CRES
PRICE ST
PROMENADE RD
RAMONA PL
SCHIEDEL DR
SEVERN DR
SHAKESPEARE DR
SIMMONDS DR
SPEEDVALE AVE E
STARWOOD DR
SUMMIT RIDGE DR
TEAKWOOD PL
TOBEY AVE
UPLANDS PL
VICTORIA RD N
VISTA TERR
WATSON PKY N
WEBSTER ST
WESTMINSTER AVE
WIDEMAN BLVD
WILTON RD
WOODLAWN RD E
Section Six Street Names
AIRPARK PL
AUDEN RD
BEAUMONT CRES
BRADSON DR
BREESEGARDEN LANE
BRYDGES CRT
BUCKTHORN CRES
CASSINO AVE
CEDARVALE AVE
CHESTERTON LANE
CITYVIEW DR N
CITYVIEW DR S
CLEARVIEW ST
CLYTHE CREEK DR
COLLEGE AVE E
CONRAD CRT
CREEKSIDE DR
CREIGHTON AVE
DAVIS ST
DAVISON DR
DOMO DR
DOUGALL ST
DRISCOLL CRT
DUNLOP DR
EASTVIEW RD
EDWARDS ST
ELIOT PL
ELIZABETH ST
ESKER RUN
EVERTON DR
FLEMING RD
FRASSON DR
FULLER DR
GLENBURNIE DR
GLENHOLM DR
GRANGE RD
GRINYER DR
HADATI RD
HAGAN AVE
HALLOCK DR
HARRINGTON RD
HEBERT ST
HEBERT ST
HENDERSON DR
HENRY CRT
HILL TRAIL
HOLLY CRT
INDUSTRIAL ST
IRELAND PL
JOYCE PL
KEARNEY ST
KEATING ST
KEMP CRES
LAMONT ST
LAW DR
LEACOCK AVE
LEE ST
LINDSAY CRT
MACKAY ST
MAGDALENA DR
MARKS AVE
MARSHALL DR
McILWRAITH CRES
MOUNTFORD DR
NORTON DR
OAKES CRES
OAKES CRT
O'CONNOR LANE
PALERMO CRES
PENFOLD DR
PETTITT DR
POPHAM DR
RALSTON DR
RASPBERRY LANE
SANDCREEK LANE
SCHRODER CRES
SCOTT CRT
SEVERN DR
SHACKLETON DR
SHEEHY CRT
SILURIAN DR
SKINNER DR
SLOAN AVE
STARVIEW CRES
STARWOOD DR
STONE RD E
SUBURBAN AVE
SUMMIT RIDGE DR
SWAN DR
SWIFT CRES
TAGGART ST
THOMPSON DR
THORNTON ST
TOTH DR
TRAILBROOK LANE
TRIMBLE CRES
TROY CRES
UPTON CRES
VALLEYHAVEN LANE
VICTORIA RD N
VICTORIA RD S
VIPOND ST
WARREN ST
WASHBURN DR
WATSON PKY N
WATSON PKY S
WATSON RD N
WATSON RD S
WATT ST
WELLS ST
WHITE ST
YEATS CRT
YORK RD

 

Planting Trees on Your Property

Guelph Hydro works very hard to provide a reliable supply of electricity but we need your help.

If you are thinking of planting trees on your property, consider the location of overhead powerlines and review the Planting Under or Around Powerlines and Electrical Equipment pamphlet produced by the Electrical Safety Authority.

Tree-Trimming on Your Property

Never attempt to trim any vegetation growing near or on any overhead power lines. These lines are generally not insulated and can be deadly if touched by a tree limb or ladder.

When hiring landscapers or yard workers to trim your trees, remember to ask if they are licensed, insured and qualified to trim vegetation around power lines.

For the health and beauty of your tree, and for your family's safety, we strongly recommend contacting a qualified line-clearance arborist to trim and maintain your trees -- especially trees near power lines.

For more information consult the Trimming Trees Around Electrical Powerlines booklet produced by the Electrical Safety Authority.