Once we have identified that your trees need trimming, you will be notified that tree trimming has been scheduled. Your permission is not required, because state law mandates that we maintain clearance and keep the power lines safe and hazard-free.
The utility is legally required to maintain its facilities. Utility franchises, easements, and right-of-ways are often conveyed in the deed to a property. In addition, as a condition of electric service to your home, you must allow the PUD access for maintenance.