Did you know that PG&E is required by law to prune and in some cases remove large trees that grow into or threaten electric lines? That’s why they recommend that if you are planning to plant under power lines that you pick a tree that will get no more than 25ft high at maturity.
Below is a list of trees that will not only look great but behave well under power lines:
|Common Name||Botanical Name||Comments|
|Cherry, Kwanzan||Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’||Showy fragrant pink & rose flowers|
|Crape Myrtle||Lagerstroemia indica||Long blooming period w/ attractive flower colors|
|Guava, Pineapple||Feijoa sellowiana||Has edible flowers & fruit|
|Lemon Tree||Citrus limon||Showy fragrant flowers & edible fruit|
|Loquat, Bronze||Eriobotrya deflexa||Attracts birds & showy flowers|
|Magnolia, Little Gem||Magnolia grandiflora x ‘little gem’||Showy fragrant white flowers|
|Manzanita||Arctostaphylos manzanita||Native to California|
|Maple, Japanese||Acer palmatum||Attractive foliage color|
|Redbud, Eastern||Cercis canadensis||Showy pink flowers|
|Smoke Tree, American||Cotinus obovatus||Attractive foliage color|
|Tasmanian Tree Fern||Dicksonia antarctica||Unique accent plant|
|Tea Tree||Leptospermum petersonii||Fragrant leaves|
|Toyon||Heteromeles arbutifolia||Native to California|
By selecting a small tree to place under power lines running through your yard, you reduce the risk of power outages which helps increase public safety.
For more info on tree placement near any PG&E utilities click here.