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Safe tree-planting checklist

If someone you know wants to plant a tree, use this checklist to help make sure it will grow a safe distance from power lines. Print this checklist and write answers in the lines provided.

checkboxWhere do you want to plant a tree? _______________________________________________

checkboxWhat specific type of tree do you want to plant? _____________________________

checkboxHow tall will the tree be when it is fully grown? ________ feet tall
How wide will its branches stretch?
________ feet wide (Call a local nursery if you are not sure.)

checkboxWill the tree come within 10 feet of high-voltage power lines when it is fully grown? ________ If yes, consider a smaller tree or a different spot. Trees close to power lines are dangerous!

checkboxBefore planting your tree, call 811 to make sure you won't contact underground power lines or other buried utilities when you dig.


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