Plant the right tree in the right place

Posted on Mar 29 2024 in Boone REMC

If you’re planting trees around your home and there are overhead power lines along your street or near your home, follow the guide below to ensure the safety and reliability of our electric distribution system.

Also, remember that you should always call 811 or visit at least two full working days before digging. Having underground utility lines marked before digging is mandated by law. Not doing so can lead to inconvenient utility service outages, expensive repair bills, serious injury, or even death.

If you are concerned about vegetation close to a power line, utility pole, or other electrical infrastructure, please send us an email at or call us at 800-897-7362.

Large Trees

(more than 40 feet mature height): Such as maple, oak, spruce, and pine

Medium Trees

(not more than 40 feet mature height): Such as washington hawthorn and goldenraintree

Small Trees

(not more than 25 feet mature height): Such as redbud, dogwood, and crabapple