Monday, April 19, 2010

Planting Trees

by Grace

While planting trees helps to improve air quality and help decrease pollution, if you plant them in the wrong place, they can interfere with power lines, causing powere outages during storms. Keep these things in mind when planting trees near power lines.

~Tall growing trees should be planted more than 50 feet away from power lines.

~Low growing trees (20-25 feet or under at maturity) should be planted within 35 feet of power lines.

~Don't plant trees withing 10 feet of the power lines that connect your house to the pole.

~Plant vegetation more than 10 feet away from ground-level electrical boxes.

~Call 8-1-1 before planting trees to locate any underground utility lines.

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