You can help us keep the power flowing by remembering to plant the right tree in the right place. If you’re thinking about planting trees near a power line, or if you’re wondering whether an existing tree’s location is safe, contact our office at 800-933-7362 and arrange to have us take a look.
Remember to plant tall, narrow trees at least 30 feet or more from power lines. Trees that spread, including maples and oaks, should be planted at least 50 feet from the lines. Please follow the guidelines for planting trees around distribution lines.
Many trees will not grow tall enough to interfere with distribution lines. Some of these are:
- Trident, Amur, Paperback and Tartarian Maple
- Flowering Dogwood
- Bristlecone Pine
- Common Juniper
- Staghorn and Smooth Sumac
- Rose Acacia
On the other hand, plant tall-growing trees like these at least 60 feet from power lines:
- Silver Maple
- Norway Maple
- Colorado Blue Spruce
- White Spruce
- Most pines
For more information, read about our Vegetation Management Program.