March 30, 2023

Celebrate Arbor Day Safely

Energy Efficiency

When planning your home’s landscaping, it is important to select the right tree for the right place. If you remember to do this ahead of time, you can enhance your property value while adding energy efficiency and ensuring the safe, reliable flow of electricity to your friends and neighbors.

Consider These Tree Planting Tips

  • Always consider the full, mature height and spread of your tree before planting it. We need 10-15′ if clearance near power lines, transformers, and other electrical equipment.
  • Avoid dense, tall, or thorny shrubs that obstruct or obscure access to meters and padmount transformers.
  • Deciduous trees help block summer sun but lose leaves in the winter to allow warm sunlight into your home.
  • Evergreens block cold winds in the winter and provide shade from the hot sun in the summer.
  • Shrubs and trees can help shade sidewalls from the morning sun and protect air conditioners.

Learn more best practices for your landscaping near our electrical system.

Dig Safe Around Electricity & Buried Power Lines

Remember to always call before you dig. Contact 811 prior to any planned digging projects and read up on why it’s important to call before you dig.