Tree Planting

  • Know where underground lines are located before planting a tree, shrub or garden plant.
  • Select the right tree for the location.
    • Mature trees must be at least 15 feet from power lines.
    • Plant trees 10 feet or more from underground pad-mount transformers (green boxes sometimes seen in residential areas).
      • Tree roots can interfere with underground utilities.
  • Remove tall growing trees and replant with low-growing varieties to prevent future problems.
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