Many homeowners love the look of trees in there landscape. However, it is best to do your research before you go to the nursery and buy up all the beautiful young trees you desire. There are a number of reasons why it is important to learn how to plant trees responsibly. Here are a few main reasons that are shared on www.westarenergy.com:
- Plant small, medium and large mature-growth trees at a proper distance from power lines so they will not grow into utility lines.
- Make sure you are not planting around or close to underground utilities because the root systems may disrupt service.
- If you are planting a tree with a mature height greater than 1 foot, plant it at least 10 feet from an underground line or transformer.
- Planting shrubs or ornamentals that reach 1 foot tall at maturity should be avoided around padmount transformers.
It is important to take heed to the distances because in the event of a power outage, these distances are necessary to provide access to the transformer for maintenance or to restore service.
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