Tree Planting

Proper tree selection and placement enhances your property value and prevents costly trimming maintenance and possible damage to your home. If you plan to plant a new tree, or replace an existing tree, make sure it will have plenty of room to grow to full maturity.

Plant evergreen trees to serve as windbreaks on the west or north side, at least 50 feet away from the house and 60 feet from power lines.

Plant deciduous trees (those that drop leaves in the fall) on the south or west side of the house to cool in the summer and allow sun to enter the house in the winter.

Our rights-of-way corridors are cleared on both sides of the electric pole to prevent fires, outages and other hazards. If you plant trees near power lines, follow these recommendations. Small Tree Zone: Trees less than 25 feet tall/ spread at least 25 feet from lines. Recommended small trees: Blue Point, Juniper, Crabapple, Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Cherry Japanese Maple. Medium Tree Zone: Trees 25 feet to 40 feet in height/ spread at least 40 feet from lines. Recommended medium trees: Birch, Bradford Pear, Honey Locust, Sassafras, Sugar Maple. Large Tree Zone: Plant trees larger than 40 feet in height/ spread at least 60 feet from lines. Recommended large trees: Oak, Pines, Spruces, Sycamore, Tulip.