If you are planning a landscaping project, always call 811 before you dig. State and federal laws require marking all underground utilities before any excavation. Regardless of where you are planting, call Gopher State One Call to request a locate several days before digging. Call 811 or 1-800-252-1166. Facility marks are valid for 14 calendar days.
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Our power provider, Great River Energy, partnered with Minnesota Power and Tree Trust to provide the informative booklet, The Right Tree: A Guide to Proper Tree Selection and Planting Near Power Lines. The guide provides resources from the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum regarding size, location, species and care.
Be sure to consider the mature height of a tree when determining a suitable planting location. Native species have fewer insect and disease problems than non-native trees.
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