Trees can add beauty to your landscape and offer protection from the wind and sun; but If not properly cared for, those same trees could also cause you problems.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Check for power lines around your trees and never trim when power lines are nearby.  You could receive an electrical shock.
  • Proper care of trees and planning before planting your trees can prevent unscheduled service interruptions.

Plan Before You Plant

Plant trees far enough away from the power line so that when mature, they remain at least 15 feet from the outer most wire. This will ensure that trimming of your trees will be minimized.

To allow for proper maintenance and to ensure the safety of Hart EMC Employees, please remove and avoid placing plants or other materials less than 10 feet in front of the doors of underground transformers and 4 feet on any other side

Picture showing the 30 foot wide Right of Way