graphic of tree plantingIt’s not always easy to visualize how a few years will change your landscaping. That’s why you must plan ahead, especially when planting trees.

Consider the height the tree will reach at maturity. Please see the chart below. Research the size the tree will become and calculate how far away from the power line it should be
planted. Anything closer is not safe and the mature tree might eventually need to be removed.

Please do not landscape or install fences near the cooperative’s padmount transformers, junction boxes or the base of power poles. Visit www.dakotaelectric.com./tree-trimming-and-plantingguidelines for specific measurements.

And remember: Know what’s below. Always call Gopher State One Call at 811 prior to digging in your yard. It’s the law.