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.
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Bellingham Carolina & Grant St Tree Fire Explosion

See what can happen when trees make contact with power lines. Video taken in Bellingham, Washington, USA.
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Play video: ORIGINAL! Bellingham Carolina & Grant St Tree Fire Explosion 10.03.09. (4:47)

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.

Call or click before you dig is a free service to locate Manitoba Hydro-owned underground electrical and/or natural gas lines. Be safe and always arrange for us to check and mark your property before digging.

For more information call 204-480-5900 in Winnipeg or 1-888-624-9376 toll-free.