Tree Trimming

Protect Your Lines with Tree Trimming

Trees can beautify your landscape and provide shade for your home, but when they grow too close to power lines they can cause some real problems for your electric service. Boone REMC uses tree-trimming contractors, supervised by an arborist, to help us identify, trim, and even remove hazardous trees.

If a tree on your property needs to be safely trimmed, or if you’d like more information about this program, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Advice on Planting Trees

When it comes to planting trees, planning ahead can help you avoid big problems in the future. Choosing the right trees—and anticipating how they’ll grow—can help you keep your power lines safe.

Smaller trees, such as redbud, dogwood, or crabapple, should be planted at least 20 feet away from power lines. Larger trees like maple and oak should be planted at least 50 feet away. Remember, too, that state law requires you to call 811 to locate underground utility lines before you dig in your yard. Be sure to contact Indiana 811 at least two working days before you dig. Doing so will help you avoid serious injury and financial liabilities that come from damaging underground utility lines.

For more tips on trees and shrubs that are compatible for areas near power lines, download this helpful PDF.