Western Power asks residents to make sure trees and plants are clear of power lines and poles

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PERTH people have been asked to spend just 10 minutes ensuring trees and plants are well clear of poles or powerlines in the lead up to summer.

Western Power’s head of operational maintenance Gair Landsborough said preparations were being made around the network in public spaces to reduce the risk of outages and bushfires between December and February.

He said homeowners and residents have a role to play, with a simple check potentially saving neighbourhoods from outages and reducing the risk of branches hitting powerlines.

“We need people to take just 10 minutes to walk around their home (and) check trees or plants are well clear of poles or powerlines on their property,” he said.

Tree branches within the potential danger zones near powerlines should be cleared by a professional tree pruner.

Trees or vegetation too close to powerlines in public spaces can be reported to your local council or Western Power on 13 13 51.

More information, visit westernpower.com.au.

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