Right Tree – Right Place
Planting a tree? You’ll have many choices to make about what kind and where to put it.
A small sapling could grow to 12 metres or more. If planted too close to power lines, its branches can interfere with those lines. Consequences can range from:
- misshaping the tree as a result of drastic pruning requirements;
- having to remove the large tree;
- fires and explosions caused by contact between the branch and power line.
Bellingham Carolina & Grant St Tree Fire Explosion
See what can happen when trees make contact with power lines. Video taken in Bellingham, Washington, USA.
The booklets below can help you make good long-term decisions. Wherever you live in Manitoba, we can help you plant the right tree in the right place.
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