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Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

Trees beautify the community, and when planted in the right spot, can help lower energy bills. But planting trees too close to power lines could be dangerous. Plant the “right tree in the right place” to enjoy safe, reliable electricity.


Keep shrubs at least 10 feet away from transformer doors and 4 feet away from the sides. 

Small Trees

Avoid planting within 20 feet of power lines. When planting within 20 feet is unavoidable, use only shrubs or small trees.

Medium Trees

Plant at least 25 feet from power lines.

Large Trees

Plant at least 50 feet from power lines.