Create an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree

Posted on Sep 03 2023 in Noble REMC
Grandfather and grandson planting a tree

Trees and power lines often coexist without problems. However, there are precautions to take when planting a tree.

Quick Tips for safely planting a tree:

Call 811 to have underground utilities marked at least a few working days, but no less than two full working days, before digging (IC 8-1-26). Knowing their locations helps you dig safely, and planting a safe distance away will help prevent damage from roots.

Create a basic plan, or a sketched diagram, before you begin planting to avoid future troubles. Using the information from the underground utility locator service will be a big help in setting some guidelines.