Tree planting safety

Tree PlantingA great way to upgrade and add value to your home is by landscaping around your property. During your landscape planning, you might think of using trees in your plan as they can offer many great benefits.

Trees screen and buffer power lines in residential areas and have a direct effect on the environment by removing carbon dioxide, generating oxygen and capturing dust and smog particles. They also have cooling effects by providing shade during the hot summer months and reduce energy costs for air-conditioning and water use. Large trees can also promote wildlife habitats in our communities.

However it is important to remember that some trees can grow very tall and if not planted in the right place could grow into power lines. By avoiding planting tall trees near power lines, you will keep your family safe and reduce unnecessary power outages.

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What trees to plant?

There are many trees that are safe to plant near power lines. Think of adding one of the options below to your landscaping plans and avoid power line interference.


Young’s Weeping
Birch Weeping Siberian
Catalpa Umbrella Tree
Globe Maples
Service Berry
White Fringetree
Toba Hawthorn
Purple Weeping Beech
Tree Form Hydrangea
Kwanzan Cherry
Newport Plum
Weeping Mulberry
Weeping Goat Willow
Japanese Maples
Japanese Stewartia
Golden Chain Tree


Emerald Cedar
Holmstrup Cedar
Unicorn Cedar
Moffet Blue Juniper
Skyrocket Juniper
Ontario Green Juniper
Spartan Juniper
Dwarf White Pine
Dwarf Ohlendorffii Spruce
Dwarf Serbian Spruce
Montgomery Blue Spruce
Nest Spruce

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