Right Plant, Right Place


PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT NEAR OR UNDER ELECTRICAL UTILITY LINES!

Trees and plants are prized possessions in our community. They give needed shade in summer, help clear the air of pollutants, provide wildlife habitat, increase our property values, and make our surroundings visually pleasing.

However, when a tree’s branches come close to utility power lines, a potentially hazardous situation is created. Gardens and power lines can co-exist, and potential conflicts can be avoided. Home and business owners can make responsible plant choices based on:

  • height at maturity
  • shape, form
  • canopy spread
  • growth rate

When selecting a tree or shrub to plant, it is just as important to consider what you plant as it is where you plant. The right plant, planted in the right place, can provide years of beauty and value without the potential dangers of getting too close to power lines.

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Before you plant, click here for important information from
Duke Energy Carolinas on proper plant selection.


Recommended Links

NeighborWoods Right Plant, Right Place Plant Selection Guide
NC State University Plant Fact Sheets
Area Nurseries & Garden Centers
NC Cooperative Extension Service in Guilford County
National Arbor Day Foundation
Glossary of Tree Terms
Glossary of Forestry Terms