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Trees for Utility Lines

Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place.

Tree limbs are the most common cause of power outages. In normal weather, tree limbs that rub against power lines can cause voltage fluctuations or outages, burn the power lines and tree limbs, and allow squirrels to access the lines, causing additional outages. During storms, tree limbs can break off or hit against power lines, damaging equipment and hindering repair crews.

Plant List View Trees for Utility Lines collection in NPIN.