Tree Trimming Laws, Rules, and Regulations

Public Utilities Commission:
  • General Order No. 95 (GO95)
  • Rule 35 Tree Trimming
General Industry Safety Orders
  • Title 8 of the California Administrative Code:
  • Article 12. Tree Work, Maintenance or Removal
  • 3423. Electrical Hazards, General
High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
  • Title 8 of the California Administrative Code:
  • Article 1. Definitions
    • 2700. Definitions
  • Article 37. Provisions for Preventing Accidents Due to Proximity to Overhead Lines
    • 2946. Provisions for Preventing Accidents Due to Proximity to Overhead Lines
  • Article 38. Line Clearance Tree Trimming Operations
    • 2950. Application
    • 2951. Line Clearance Operations
Penal Code:
  • Title 10. Crimes Against Public Health and Safety
  • Section 385. Person (s) Working Around High Voltage Overhead Conductors
  • Section 420.1. Prevent , Hinder or Obstruct Entry to an Easement etc.
  • Section 593. Persons interfering with, or obstructing any power line.
Business and Professions Code:
  • Section 7026.1. (d) Licensed Tree Trimming Contractor
Code of Civil Procedure:
  • Section 1029.8. (a, b and c) Unlicensed Person
California Code of Regulations
  • Division 8 - Contractors State License Board:
  •  Title 16. Professional And Vocational Regulations
    • Article 3. Classification: C61 - Limited Specialty, Category: D49 - Tree Service Contractor