Trees at Gladstone were trimmed to meet bushfire-zone requirements, according to SA Power Networks.
A spokesman was responding to criticism by resident John Halse about a gum that was chopped back in front of a friend’s house and other severely-cut vegetation.
The spokesman said a representative of the organisation had met Mr Halse to discuss his concerns which were reported in The Flinders News last week.
“We have cut to the correct clearance and a buffer zone has been created,” he said.
“That part of the town is a bushfire zone. If it was right in the middle of the town, it would probably not be a bushfire zone.”
Meanwhile, concerns have been raised about the trimming of trees in Manoora.