Make sure you plant trees and shrubs far enough away from power lines and equipment so that future growth doesn’t endanger energy service delivery. Consult this handy chart of the most common indigenous species, and the safest distance to plant them away from power lines.
Mature height over 50 ft, such as Sugar Maples, Oaks, Magnolias & Bold Cypress.
Mature height up to 50 ft, such as American Yellowwood, Black Gum, Elms & Hollies.
Mature height up to 30 ft, such as Redbuds, Crepe Myrtles, Dogwoods & Cherry.