Planting a tree near a power distribution line
How to Choose the Right Tree
- Don't forget about winter
The region you live in may experience either mild or harsh winter conditions. And among the great variety of trees and shrubs that are available to you, their ability to thrive in those conditions will vary.
When you plant a tree, you must take everything into account. Practical and safe landscaping requires thorough planning. The following factors are examples of what you need to think about before making your choice:
- Your property
- Your neighbors' property
- The presence of public utilities
- The current size of the tree that you intend to plant
- The size of that same tree in years to come
- What will your tree be used for?
- Shade in the summer
- Prevention of soil erosion
- Protection against winter winds
- What are the features of your tree—today and in the future?
- Height, width, shape, growth rate...
- Sun, humidity, maintenance needs
- Ability to adapt to the soil on your property
- Ability to resist illness, insects, pollution, climatic conditions (wind, ice)...
- Root development on the property
- Ability to blend into the environment
But most importantly, you must respect clearance requirements for overhead power distribution lines.
Choosing the right tree near a distribution line
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