SelecTree: Utility Precautions

Select the Tree Zone (distance from electrical wire) that represents your planting site.

Residential Tall ZoneResidential Medium Zone - 35 feet max tree heightResidential Low Zone - 25 feet max tree height Root Damage Zone

power linesCustomer Information for Overhead Utility Services
See more information on electrical equipment identification and important customer precautions please follow the link below. Extreme care should be taken before any tree planting or tree maintenance is performed. Look up, look down and look around to assess hazards. Prior to digging, call Dig Alert 811 or visit website .

blue arrow FAQ on utility tree pruning.

bookState Clearance Regulations
Trees and other vegetation growing in proximity to overhead utility facilities must adhere to federal and state regulations. These laws address potential vegetation conflicts with public safety, service reliability, and fire prevention. For more helpful information on state regulations and important customer precautions.

blue arrow See more information
blue arrow Contact Your Utility Company
blue arrow What is a "Low Zone"?

Populus nigra 'Italica' - photo

Populus nigra 'Italica'

A classical columnar form tree. Widely adapted but needs large extensive area…

Photo by M. Ritter and J. Reimer