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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Tree Trimming

Tree Trim

Tree Trimming

Tree branches that touch power lines are a public safety hazard.

Never attempt to trim a tree branch that is close to, or is touching a power line.

Instead,  call SL&P and we will send a crew to safely trim all tree branches that touch or interfere with power lines located near your residence or commercial property.

In the event we are not able to access the branches safely with our equipment, we will temporarily remove service to your residence or property, while you hire a contractor who can do the work safely. We will re-install your service once the work is completed.

Remember that according to The Dutch Elm Disease Regulations, 2005 trimming Elm trees is not allowed from April 1 to August 31.

Prevent Future Outages by Planting in the Right Place

A minimum of three metres (approximately 10 feet) clearance should be left between a power line and any tree branches. 

If you are thinking of planting trees or shrubs near ground-mounted pedestals, it is important to remember that employees must always be able to open these pedestals for emergency and maintenance work. Leave two to three metres on all sides free of trees and shrubs.

SL&P will only trim trees that are located on your property.  If the base of the tree is located in your neighbour’s yard and branches are hanging over into the power line on your property, your neighbour is the “tree owner” and must call in to request a tree trim.  Both homeowners must allow access into the backyards in order perform the tree trim.