Trimming Future Problems
To prevent future problems when planting trees, bushes or shrubs, look up first to see where overhead power lines may hinder future growth. Remember the legal setback for trees and other plants is the 15 foot “Circle of Safety.”
Many tree varieties can grow 8 to 10 feet per year and will grow to be 15 to 100 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide. Choose tree varieties with care and plant with power lines in mind.
With careful planning and regular maintenance, you can help prevent trees and shrubs from growing near power lines, lessening the need for tree trimming. That can save MEC and you, the member, thousands of dollars in unnecessary expense.