Beautiful and essential, trees make our neighborhoods more livable, our homes more energy efficient and our lives more vibrant and healthy.
Trees can also interfere with power lines, causing outages or creating other hazards. Through our award-winning vegetation management program, our professional arborists and crews help ensure electric safety and service reliability.
Learn what types of trees to plant near power lines.
Small Trees for Small Places booklet
Pruning clearances depend on tree species and growth patterns and the voltage of nearby power lines. Around distribution lines, which are typically found in neighborhoods, we provide at least 10-14 feet of clearance. Here are some shapes you may expect from properly pruned trees:
To reduce the need for future pruning, it's best to choose an appropriate tree for the space:
For your safety, please call 811 at least 48 hours before you plant to have underground utilities located.
To help save on energy costs, keep these tips in mind when planting: