When trees and branches come in contact with power lines, it can cause power outages and damage to electrical equipment. To ensure public safety and the reliable operation of our electricity distribution network, Elexicon Energy uses approved contractors to trim trees and maintain adequate clearance around overhead power lines.

Tree trimming, mandated by the Ontario Energy Board, must be performed on a three-year cycle. The line clearing maintenance program work involves pruning municipal and privately owned trees. There is no cost to homeowners, and property clean up is the responsibility of the contractor

Professional line clearing contractors are performing tree trimming work in the communities listed below.

If you have any questions or would like to request assistance with tree maintenance on your property, please send your inquiry to: maintenance@elexiconenergy.com

CommunityAreaStart DateEnd DateContractor
Ajax/Pickering
March 21, 2022
June 30, 2022
Asplundh Canada ULC
Gravenhurst
March 21, 2022
July 31, 2022
Ontario Line Clearing
Newcastle
Entire Community
March 21, 2022
June 30, 2022
Davey Tree Expert Company
Port Hope
Entire Community
March 21, 2022
June 30, 2022
Davey Tree Expert Company
Uxbridge
Entire Community
March 21, 2022
June 30, 2022
Davey Tree Expert Company
Whitby
March 21, 2022
June 30, 2022
Davey Tree Expert Company

Tree Planting Guidelines

Elexicon asks that all property owners follow the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) guidelines when planting near our infrastructure. Their guide, Planting Under or Around Powerlines & Electrical Equipment, provides information on planting near power lines and electrical equipment, choosing the right species of tree for the area, provincial standards and best practices.